Household Waste Recycling Centres

Opening times and how to find Household Waste Recycling Centres in Doncaster and a list of household waste that's accepted at the sites. The Household Waste Recycling Centres are operated by FCC Environment on behalf of the council.

There are six Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Doncaster. These facilities provide a wide range of free recycling and household waste disposal services.

Household waste is typically waste that you would normally put into your wheeled bin(s) at home, items of furniture and electrical items that you would normally take with you when you move house if they were in good working order.

Household waste is not waste generated from any internal refurbishment work or exterior hard-landscaping work. Please see the download "Guidance on Construction and Demolition Wastes" on this page for further information about the restrictions in place regarding the disposal of this type of waste.

Site operatives are available on site to provide assistance, if requested.

Locations and opening times

Please ensure that you arrive no later than 15 minutes before the advertised closing time to ensure that you have enough time to unload your vehicle and / or trailer as no vehicles can be on site after the advertising closing times. As of October 1st sites revert to "Winter" opening times and, with the exception of Armthorpe, will close at 5pm.

Bank Holiday Openings

Christmas and New Year - from Monday 23 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020 ALL sites will be open every day with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.  From Sunday 5 January 2020 those sites closed for two days each week will revert back to the normal open days.

Please note - Armthorpe will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Armthorpe

Opening times

8:30am - 7pm, seven days a week

Address

Armthorpe Road, Armthorpe, DN2 5QB

Map

Balby

Opening times

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September)
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March)
  • closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Address

Springwell Lane, Balby, DN4 9AJ

Map

Carcroft

Opening times

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September)
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March)
  • closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Address

Bentley Moor Lane, Carcroft, DN6 7BD

Map

Conisbrough

Opening times

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September)
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March)
  • closed Thursday and Friday

Address

Crookhill Road, Conisbrough, DN12 2AE

Map

Hatfield

Opening times

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September)
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March)
  • closed Thursday and Friday

Address

Bootham Lane, Hatfield, DN7 4JT

Map

Rossington

Opening times

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September)
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March)
  • closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Address

Bankwood Lane, Rossington, DN11 0PS

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More places to recycle:

What can you take to a HWRC?

  • asbestos (Armthorpe only) - see regulations on the Asbestos disposal page
  • batteries - car and household
  • cans, tins and foil
  • cardboard
  • chipboard
  • cooking oil
  • electrical items
  • energy saving light bulbs
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridge and freezers (please bring proof of residency in the borough if wanting to dispose of fridges, freezers & fridge-freezers)
  • glass
  • green waste
  • hardcore / rubble /soil - restrictions are in place on the quantity which can be disposed of, please the see document entitled " Guidance on Construction and Demolition Wastes"
  • hard plastics (except Conisbrough)
  • ink cartridges
  • liquid food cartons (Tetra Paks)
  • LP gas cylinders (except Hatfield and Conisbrough)
  • mattresses
  • non-ferrous metals
  • oil
  • paper
  • plastic bottles
  • plasterboard (Armthorpe only) - see below and the document entitled " Guidance on Construction and Demolition Wastes" for quantity restrictions which apply
  • scrap metal (excluding vehicle parts)
  • shoes
  • textiles
  • tyres (maximum of four car tyres - no industrial/commercial vehicle tyres)
  • wood - restrictions are in place on the quantity which can be disposed of if from a small, internal DIY project or from the garden, please the see document entitled " Guidance on Construction and Demolition Wastes"

Plasterboard/gypsum (disposal at Armthorpe only) - regulations issued by the Environment Agency on 1 April 2009 now prevent waste gypsum/plasterboard from being sent to landfill alongside bio-degradable waste. In line with these new regulations waste gypsum / plasterboard must be separated from all other items before being brought to the site. Plasterboard with tiles, insulation of any type and/or artex will not be accepted. Plasterboard will be recycled into new products. For further information and advice about the new regulations consult the Environment Agency

Access to HWRC sites:

  • HWRCs are free to use by only Doncaster residents in a private/domestic vehicle
  • Cars towing a trailer (maximum trailer bed length 6ft/1,8m without attachments to increase capacity), small vans (under 1.8 m including any attachments on the roof) and 4x4 pick-ups must display a valid entry permit
  • Vans over 1.8m  must display a valid permit but can only use Armthorpe HWRC. PLEASE NOTE Luton-type box vans and flatbed /tipper type vehicles can only access Armthorpe through the "on-off tip" system and are not eligible for a permit.
  • Sign-written commercial type vehicles are eligible for a permit provided pre-set conditions are met. these conditions can be found on the HWRC vehicle permit page.
  • Permits are available at no cost to Doncaster residents
  • HWRCs cannot be used for trade and commercial waste
  • Only one permit is allowed per residential property
  • A vehicle may only hold one permit for the address shown on the vehicles registration document
  • If you intend to hire a vehicle or your existing vehicle does not fall within the current permit scheme please see the information regarding discretionary "one-off" tips.

Permits

Vehicular permit

Please note: a permit only provides permission to enter a nominated site and IS NOT a licence to deposit waste. A permit does not  guarantee the acceptance/disposal of any types or quantity of waste at the HWRC. 

To obtain a HWRC vehicle permit, you must adhere to a series of terms and conditions. The full list of these can be found via:

Pedestrian access

Please note: a pedestrian permit only provides permission to enter a nominated site and IS NOT a licence to deposit waste. A permit does not guarantee the acceptance/disposal of any types or quantity of waste at the HWRC. 

Pedestrian access is allowed on HWRCs to any Doncaster resident who lives in a parish or village within which a HWRC is sited (provided that they live no more than one mile from the site), who either does not have access to a vehicle, or chooses not to use a vehicle to access site, apply for a permit via:

Discretionary "one-off" tips

Doncaster residents wishing to hire a vehicle, or owning a vehicle which cannot be granted a permit (with the exception of sign-written commercial-type vehicles), to dispose of household waste can apply for access to Armthorpe by pre-booking a "one off" tip which will be given at the discretion of the Council. All requests must be made in advance of setting off to the site and by no later than 4pm on Friday if you require access at the weekend: failure to do so may result in you being denied access to site.  

To pre-book a discretionary "one off" tip please phone 01302 736000 and have the following information available:

  • name, contact telephone number and the address the waste is coming from
  • make,model,registration number and name of the hire company
  • the day and approximate time you would like to visit the site
  • a break-down of the items to be disposed off

Please do not start your journey to site until you have been contacted by a member of the Waste and Recycling Team who will check the information supplied is correct and at his/her discretion, give permission for the visit.

PLEASE NOTE a "one-off" tip is just one visit. All such visits are at the discretion of the Council and only two visits per year, 6months apart, will be allowed from any domestic property within the borough. If you own the vehicle which is eligible for a permit as the current system stands, you are advised to apply for a permit.

Further information

HWRCs in Doncaster are operated by FCC Environment, a privately owned waste management company

Contact information

 

Last updated: 02 December 2019 08:24:50