Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

Opening times, where to find Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and a list of household waste that is accepted at the HWRCs. The HWRCs are operated by FCC Environment on behalf of the council.

HWRCs are following Covid-19 guidelines

HWRCs across Doncaster are open but with significant restrictions in place to protect staff and residents from the risk of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Please be mindful of the site rules and restrictions in place before loading your vehicle to visit a HWRC.

  • adherence to the 2m social distancing guidelines
  • on-site traffic management systems in place to limit the number of vehicles allowed to unload at any one time
  • staff will not be able to assist with the handling or disposal of any item
  • to maintain social distancing only one person is allowed out of the vehicle 
  • if an item is too large or too heavy, two people will be allowed out of the vehicle to unload it as long as they are from the same household and remain together at all times
  • individuals from the same vehicle must not split up or visit different skips or areas of the site separately 

Site users are asked to adhere to the site rules.

Due to the restrictions in place, be aware that you could experience significant delays when visiting any site.

Please consider how your time on site could be reduced. For example: load together items that will be disposed of together, bagged green waste is quicker to unload than loose.

Traffic Management outside Armthorpe and Conisbrough HWRCs:
  • 'No Waiting' restrictions are in place outside Armthorpe HWRC. In the interest of public safety. please DO NOT queue on the highway. If the site is full or closed, please move on and return later
  • 'No Right Turn' in place into Armthorpe HWRC until further notice
  • 'No Right Turn' in place off Crookhill Road into Conisbrough HWRC

 Vehicle Access

  • Cars with trailers (maximum bed length 6ft/1.83m) with a valid permit
  • 4x4 pick-ups, small vans (under 6ft/1.83m) and large vans (over 6ft/1.83m) all with a valid permit 
  • Large vans (over 6ft/1.83m) with a valid permit.  It is recommended that, where possible, owners of large vans make a number of trips over several days rather than filling the vehicle to its capacity.

Please Note

  • last entry into all HWRCs will be 30minutes before the advertised closing time to allow for additional cleansing to take place as part of our continued effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19
  • you may be turned away in advance of the revised closing time 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. 

Frequently asked questions about the restrictions

Why are the two-day closures still in place?

The contractors have the correct resources such as staff and vehicles to service all 14 sites across Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (BDR). Providing extra resources at this time would require additional staff to be trained which would delay further the sites opening and be a financial burden that cannot be sustained.

Why can I only access certain sites from one direction?

It is anticipated that more residents than normal want to use the HWRCs, this is likely to impact on the roads outside. Therefore, it has been necessary to implement traffic management plans at some sites to prevent queues forming and obstructing the highway which would affect businesses and residents who live close to a site.

Why do the sites close periodically during the day?

It may be necessary to temporarily close sites: 
  • If vehicles are queuing on the highway
  • If skips need to be compacted or exchanged
  • If there are spillages that need to be cleared to keep the site safe
If the site is closed please return later in the day or on another day.

Why are there restrictions on the number of people allowed out of a vehicle to unload it?

Restricting the number of occupants in a vehicle will reduce the temptation for everyone to get out of the vehicle to help unload it; this would make social distancing on site very difficult to maintain. However, if you are bringing a large, bulky item to site such as a fridge-freezer or a sofa, then two adults are allowed out of the vehicle to unload together.

Why are staff not giving any assistance?

Staff will not be giving assistance to any site user in order to comply with the social distancing requirement to maintain a 2-metre distance between people. 

What do I do if I have large items I need to get rid of?

The Councils bulky waste collection service continues to operate as normal, further details are available on the Bulky Collections page.  The restrictions on large items being disposed of at HWRCs has been lifted, but where possible, please do not take them to Conisbrough HWRC, due to the size of the site there is no compaction machinery to crush down which increases the number of times the site is required to close whilst full skips are exchanged, reducing the number of visitors through the site.

 Do the restrictions still apply to some types of waste?

Yes, the restrictions will still apply as they do now on waste types not classed as household waste.  The Council is not required to provide a free point of disposal for them.

What will happen if people consistently ignore the new traffic management systems or social distancing once on site?

If sites cannot be operated safely, including the management of traffic on the highway and in compliance with social distancing, then we will be required to take appropriate action.

 

Locations and opening times

Please be aware last entry will be 6.30pm at Armthorpe  and 4.30pm at all other sites

Armthorpe

Opening times

8.30am - 7pm, seven days a week 

Please be aware the last entry will be at 6.30pm, though you may be refused entry depending on how many vehicles are queuing on site. This is because all vehicles have to be unloaded and 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 -

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September) - Please be aware last entry will be 6pm
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) - Please be aware last entry will be 4.30pm
  • 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 -

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September) - Please be aware last entry will be 6pm
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) - Please be aware last entry will be 4.30pm
  • 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

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September) - Please be aware last entry will be 6pm
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) - Please be aware last entry will be 4.30pm
  • 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

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September) - Please be aware last entry will be 6pm
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) - Please be aware last entry will be 4.30pm
  • 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

  • 9:30am - 7pm (1 April to 30 September) - Please be aware last entry will be 6pm
  • 9:30am - 5pm (1 October to 31 March) - Please be aware last entry will be 4.30pm
  • 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

PLEASE NOTE - due to strict social distancing measures on all sites, we are currently only able to allow pedestrian access, with a pedestrian permit ONLY, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

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

PLEASE NOTE - these are  available but with changes to the way they are booked and time restrictions in place. 

"One-off" tips are designed for residents who need to hire a vehicle, or own a vehicle which cannot be granted a permit (with the exception of non-hire company sign-written commercial-type vehicles), to dispose of household waste. These are for the Armthorpe site only. 

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 

Time slots have been introduced to try and ensure that customers booking a discretionary "one off" tip can gain access without having to queue too long or be in danger of being turned away due to the queueing area being at capacity.

Day Morning  Afternoon
Monday 8.30am to 9.30am 4.30pm to 6pm
Tuesday 8.30am to 9.30am 4.30pm to 6pm
Wednesday   8.30am to 9.30am 4.30pm to 6pm
Thursday 8.30am to 9.30am 4.30pm to 6pm
Friday 8.30am to 9.30am 4.30pm to 6pm
Saturday 8.30am to 9.30am 4.30pm to 6pm
Sunday 8.30am to 9.30am 4.30pm to 6pm

 

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.

PLEASE DO NOT arrive before 8.30am as staff will not open the gates prior to 8.30am. If you have chosen the morning time slot and arrive after 9.30am access may be granted at the discretion of site staff dependant how many vehicles are already queueing on site.

If you have chosen the afternoon time slot and arrive after 6pm, access may be granted at the discretion of site staff dependant on how many vehicles are already queuing on site and the amount of waste you want to dispose of. 

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: 22 January 2021 08:03:43