Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

Opening times, how to find the HWRCs and a list of household waste that is accepted on site. The HWRCs are operated by FCC Environment on behalf of the council. The HWRCs are for the use by Doncaster residents ONLY to dispose of their own household waste.

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

Please refer to our Check before you Chuck leaflet in the downloads section which is a handy guide to help decide the best place to get rid of your waste and the best ways to use our HWRCs.

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.

Reuse BDR

Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Councils (BDR) and our recycling contractor, FCC Environment are asking residents to donate good quality unwanted items for resale in our reuse shop. Residents can drop off items at their local HWRC. Items of interest include bikes, books, small items of furniture and electricals - please ask our Site Staff if you are unsure if an item is suitable. All items are checked over and tested before being sold at the reuse shop in Conisbrough.

Re-using is a great way to cut down on waste, protect the environment and often save money too. Money raised through the reuse shop in the past has helped to support local food banks as well as the charity Doncaster Refurnish. The re-use shop is open to any member of the public and is located at Reuse BDR, Sheffield Road, Conisbrough, DN12 2BZ.

FCC Environment Community Chest

FCCs Community Chest is one of three sources of funding available to support community projects making environmental improvements which benefit the local environment. £1500 is available each year to support projects which aim to reduce waste and increase recycling and reuse within the local community. Applications for funding must be submitted between October 1 and December 31 for funding projects in the following year. All applications will be considered and all successful or otherwise will be notified on February 1.

More information about all three and application forms can be found at Doncaster Environment Fund

Locations and opening times

Armthorpe

Opening times

8.30am - 7pm, seven days a week 

Please ensure you arrive no later than 30minutes before closing time as all vehicles must be off site by the advertised closing time.

 

Address

Armthorpe Road, Armthorpe, DN2 5QB

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Balby

Opening times -

Please ensure you arrive no later than 30minutes before closing time as all vehicles must be off site by the advertised closing time.
  • 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 30minutes before closing time as all vehicles must be off site by the advertised closing time.
  • 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

Opening times

Please ensure you arrive no later than 30minutes before closing time as all vehicles must be off site by the advertised closing time. 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

Opening times

Please ensure you arrive no later than 30minutes before closing time as all vehicles must be off site by the advertised closing time.
  • 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.

Opening times

Please ensure you arrive no later than 30minutes before closing time as all vehicles must be off site by the advertised closing time.  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 (except Conisbrough) - Plastic car parts are NOT accepted at any HWRC
  • 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 "one-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: 12 August 2022 09:03:17