Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

The HWRCs (tips) are for the use by Doncaster residents ONLY to dispose of their own household waste. PLEASE NOTE sites will be closing on a rolling basis from Monday 13 September 2021 onwards for essential maintenance work. From Friday 1 October 2021, with the exception of Armthorpe, ALL sites will revert to Winter opening hours of 9.30am to 5pm.

HWRCs Essential Maintenance

During the last 18 months Doncaster’s six Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) have seen an unprecedented level of use, with more people recycling and using the sites than ever before.

To improve the customer experience and carry out essential repairs, all of the sites will now undergo essential maintenance for a period of eight weeks starting from 13 September 2021.

To minimise disruption for residents, only one site will be closed at any time whilst contractors, FCC Environment, undertake important repairs as quickly and as safely as possible.

All sites will be open during the half-term school holiday.

All work is expected to be completed by 9 November 2021.

Closure dates for each site are as follows (dates are inclusive)

  • Conisbrough                            Monday 27 September - Friday 1 October
  • Hatfield                                   Monday 4 October - Friday 8 October
  • Rossington                              Tuesday 12 October – Tuesday 19 October
  • Armthorpe                              Monday 1 November – Tuesday 9 November

Site Closures frequently asked questions

Why do the sites need to close?

Maintenance work is required in both the customer unloading areas and to the rear of site where full skips are exchanged for empty ones. The sites need to close to ensure that the work can be carried out quickly and safely. This would not be possible if the sites remained open and sites would have to close at very short notice once skips and recycling banks became full.

Why close the sites now?

The works have been deferred for several months due to the sites being extremely busy. Now that the sites are steadily returning to normal usage, this has been deemed the best time to carry out the works. To leave them any longer could result in further deterioration of those areas marked for maintenance and ultimately increase the costs for repair.

I have a vehicle permit, what do I do when my nominated site is closed?

You will be able to use any site for the duration of your nominated sites closure only. Please check the individual site information for opening days and time. If your permit is for a van over 6ft/1,8m in height, unfortunately, you will NOT be able to access Conisbrough HWRC due to its small size.

I have a pedestrian permit, what do I do when my nominated site is closed?

Due to the Terms & Conditions of your pedestrian permit, unfortunately, you will not be able to access any other site. We apologise for this inconvenience.

Can I still dispose of plasterboard and asbestos when Armthorpe is closed?

There will be no facility for the disposal of plasterboard and asbestos whilst Armthorpe is closed as no other site has the space required for the additional skips which would be needed. We apologise for this inconvenience.

Will I be able to book a discretionary one-off tip when Armthorpe is closed?

Where possible we will try to accommodate requests for discretionary one-off tips at another site. However this may not always be possible. It is recommended that if you are the registered keeper of the vehicle to be used, you apply for a permit .

Please Note

  • sites are likely to be busier than normal during this period and there could be queues on site
  • please DO NOT queue on the highway if the site is full, come back later in the day
  • please ensure you arrive no later than 6.30pm as all vehicles MUST be off site by 7pm
  • you may be turned away in advance if the queue is long and unloading the vehicle would not be possible during opening hours
  • CCTV is in operation and staff are wearing body cameras. Abuse of staff will not be tolerated
  • waste off-loaded without permission is classed as fly tipping
  • our staff reserve the right to refuse entry or ask you to leave site immediately if you do not follow the site rules or instructions given by our staff, are abusive or fly tip. 

Locations and opening times

 From Friday 1 October 2021, with the exception of Armthorpe, ALL sites will revert to Winter opening hours of 9.30am to 5pm.

Armthorpe - Closed Monday 1 November to Tuesday 9 November inclusive

Opening times

8.30am - 7pm, seven days a week 

Please ensure you arrive no later than 6.30pm as all vehicles MUST be off site by 7pm.  

There is a 'No Waiting' restriction in place on Armthorpe Road - please DO NOT queue outside the site as this will result in the site being closed until queueing traffic has moved on

Address

Armthorpe Road, Armthorpe, DN2 5QB

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Balby 

Opening times -

Please ensure you arrive no later than 6.30pm as all vehicles MUST be off site by 7pm. 
  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September) 
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) 
  • closed Tuesday and Wednesday only (Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Address

Springwell Lane, Balby, DN4 9AJ

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Carcroft 

 Opening times -

Please ensure you arrive no later than 6.30pm as all vehicles MUST be off site by 7pm. 
  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September)
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) 
  • closed Tuesday and Wednesday only (Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Address

Bentley Moor Lane, Carcroft, DN6 7BD

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Conisbrough - Closed from Monday 27 September to Friday 1 October inclusive

 Opening times

Please ensure you arrive no later than 6.30pm as all vehicles MUST be off site by 7pm. Please note that in the interest of health and safety the site has to close temporarily during the day to allow skips to be exchanged.
  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September)
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) 
  • closed Thursday and Friday only (Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)

Address

Crookhill Road, Conisbrough, DN12 2AE

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Hatfield - Closed from Monday 4 October to Friday 8 October inclusive

 Opening times

Please ensure you arrive no later than 6.30pm as all vehicles MUST be off site by 7pm. 
  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September)
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) 
  • closed Thursday and Friday only (Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)

Address

Bootham Lane, Hatfield, DN7 4JT

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Rossington - Closed from Tuesday 12 October to Tuesday 9 November inclusive. Please note Rossington is closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

 Opening times

Please ensure you arrive no later than 6.30pm as all vehicles MUST be off site by 7pm.  Please note that in the interest of health and safety the site has to close temporarily during the day to allow skip contents to be crushed down .
  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September)
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) 
  • closed Tuesday and Wednesday only (Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Address

Bankwood Lane, Rossington, DN11 0PS

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What can you take to a HWRC?

  • asbestos (pre-booked appointments at Armthorpe only) - for more information see our  Asbestos disposal page
  • batteries - car and household (car batteries are not accepted at Hatfield)
  • cans, tins and foil
  • cardboard
  • cooking oil
  • domestic electrical items eg: washing machines, TVs, laptops,kettles,lawn mowers,tools etc
  • energy saving light bulbs
  • engine oil
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridges and freezers (please bring proof that you live 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
  • hard plastics - excluding plastic vehicle parts (except at Conisbrough
  • ink cartridges
  • liquid food cartons (Tetra Paks)
  • LPG gas canisters (except at Conisbrough and Hatfield)
  • mattresses
  • non-ferrous metals
  • paper
  • plasterboard (at Armthorpe only) - restrictions are in place on the quantity that can be disposed of
  • scrap metal - excluding vehicle parts
  • textiles - including clothes and shoes
  • tyres - maximum of four car tyres off rims (no industrial/commercial vehicle tyres)
  • wood (excluding railway sleepers) - restrictions are in place on the quantity which can be dispose of from small. internal DIY or garden projects

For more information on restriction on the disposal of hardcore, rubble, soil, plasterboard and wood, please see the download below:

Construction and Demolition Wastes Guidance
Download (14KB - DOCX)

Plasterboard/gypsum (disposal at Armthorpe only) - regulations issued by the Environment Agency on 1 April 2009 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 only by Doncaster residents in a private/domestic vehicle
  • cars towing a trailer (maximum trailer bed length 1,8m without attachments to increase capacity) must display a valid entry permit
  • small vans (under 1.8 m including any attachments on the roof) must display a valid entry permit
  • 4x4 pick-ups must display a valid entry permit
  • vans over 1.8m, including small vans with roof attachments which take the vehicle height 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 the disposal of commercial waste and recycling
  • 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

Permit applications are being processed so if your vehicle needs a permit to access a HWRC you are advised to apply for a permit as soon as possible to ensure that you can still access the site of your choice.

Please DO NOT email your supporting documentation to the Waste & Recycling Team as we are unable to access the on-line application system. Thank you.

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 
  • vehicles with permits are carefully monitored by our staff

To obtain a HWRC vehicle permit, you must adhere to a series of terms and conditions.

The full list can be found via:

Pedestrian access

Pedestrian access is allowed, with a Pedestrian Permit, to any person who lives in a parish or village within which a HWRC is sited (provided that they live within one mile of a site) and who either does not have access to a vehicle, or chooses not to use a vehicle to access site

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 

Apply for a permit via:

Discretionary "one-off" tips

"One-off" tips are designed for residents who need to hire a vehicle, or own a vehicle which cannot be granted a permit, to dispose of household waste. These are for the Armthorpe site only. 

Please remember that bookings can no longer be made on the day you wish to visit site.

  • requests must be made no later than 2pm the day before you want to visit
  • no later than 2pm on Friday if you require a visit on Saturday, Sunday or Monday
  • failure to pre-book may result in you being denied access to site 

Privacy notice

The council is committed to meeting its data protection obligations and handling your information securely. You should make sure you read and understand the Waste and Recycling - privacy notice which sets out what you need to know about how Doncaster Council will use your information in the course of our work as a Waste Collection Authority

Discretionary "one-off" tips can be booked by phoning 01302 736000 Monday to Friday only. Please have the following information available:

  • name, contact phone number and the address the waste is coming from
  • make, model and registration number of the vehicle to be used
  • name of the hire company if it is a hire van
  • a break down of the items to be disposed of

Once your request has been received you will be contacted by a member of the Waste & Recycling Team who will:

  • check the information you have supplied is correct
  • at his/her discretion give permission for the visit

We aim to do this as soon as possible and by 4pm on the day the request is made at the latest. All calls will come up as PRIVATE NUMBER and we will leave a voice message and a number to call us back on if we are unable to speak to you.

Please DO NOT go to site unless you have been given permission to visit by a member of the Waste & Recycling Team.

 

On arrival at site give your name to the person at the gate who will record your visit on their authorised booking sheet.

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

  • email: wasteandrecycling@doncaster.gov.uk     Please DO NOT send supporting documentation for permits to this email address as Waste & Recycling are not responsible for the issuing of permits. Thank you.
  • tel: 01302 736000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 25 September 2021 08:30:41