Recycling sites

Household waste recycling sites (HWRS) and mini recycling sites, what you can take there to recycle or dispose of, report an issue with a recycling bank.

What is a recycling site?

There are two types of recycling sites:

  • Household waste recycling sites (HWRS), previously known as tips, are a place you can take used or unwanted household items, such as extra garden waste, soil and rubble, furniture, household electrical items and batteries. You can also take extra general household waste to these sites.

  • Mini recycling sites, also known as recycling banks, bring sites or bottle banks, are smaller sites, often found in car parks of supermarkets, village halls and sports clubs, where you can recycle a limited range of items, such as glass, paper and textiles.

Find your nearest recycling sites to check what you can take there.

Where is my nearest recycling site?

Find your nearest recycling site, including what you can recycle or dispose of at each site, plus opening times for our household waste recycling sites:

Please note: the sites can be extremely busy over the Christmas, New Year and bank holiday periods and your patience is appreciated. Please follow all traffic directions at the sites.

The free East Riding App

East Riding Council has introduced a new bin collection app. It’s free to download and has these features:

  • allows you to get a reminder about your bin collection dates based on your preferences
  • automatically shows any changes to your bin collection dates during holidays or due to bad weather or road closures
  • shows what you can put in each bin.

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Once you install the app, you will be asked to add your address. The app will then be automatically updated with the new bin collection dates for your property.

What items can I take to a Household Waste Recycling Site?

A wide range of items can be recycled at Household Waste Recycling Sites, including textiles, electricals, hard plastics and wood. Some sites also have facilities for carpets and mattress recycling.

Search for your local sites to see what can be taken there, or download the East Riding app for a full list.

Let’s Get it Sorted

Please sort your waste before you take it to the household waste recycling site. If you arrive on site with any mixed bags of waste, you will be directed to a dedicated sorting area on site to separate out any recyclables. The site attendants will advise you how to sort your waste and maximise recycling.

The bag sorting is in place across all sites because all our sites are designed to maximise recycling. We know lots of items placed in the general waste container could have been recycled such as textiles, cardboard and electrical items, and with your help we can change this and recycle more.

Can I take business waste to a recycling site?

No, you can only dispose of household waste at a household waste recycling site or mini recycling site.

Find out how you can dispose of business waste.

Are there any restrictions on the vehicles I can use to bring household waste to a household waste recycling site?

Yes, some vehicles will need a permit, others are not permitted to enter the site. Find out more about permits.

Can I buy reusable items from household waste recycling sites?

We do not sell any items at our household waste and recycling sites, but you can visit our reuse shop next to Humberfield HWRS for items such as bikes or furniture, or the Dove House 'At Home' store, 388 Hessle Road, Hull, HU3 3EA for good quality furniture and domestic appliances such as fridges, freezers, microwaves, washing machines and dryers.

These items have been taken to a HWRS and their owners have agreed they can be sold for charity. The shops are part of the Dove House Charity and donations will be help to raise vital funds for the hospice.

You can donate items at any of the household waste and recycling sites across East Riding. Dove House Hospice will collect them and a team of experts will assess and test appliances to make sure they meet industry standards before they are resold.

Free delivery of items purchased from the reuse electrical shop is available to Hull and East Riding residents.

For any queries regarding the electricals shop please email: or ring (01482) 710284.

Do you have any unwanted large domestic appliances that are still in good working order?

Or have you got new appliances and not sure what to do with your old fridges, freezers and washing machines? Many of these items are suitable for reuse!

You can donate these items at your nearest local recycling site.

Working items you can take include:

  • fridges
  • freezers
  • washing machines
  • dishwashers
  • tumble dryers
  • cookers
  • microwave ovens
  • single or double ovens.

To donate simply place your items in the container marked for reuse.

Items which go on to pass safety testing will be placed on sale at the new reuse electricals shop, 254 Marfleet Lane, Hull, HU9 5TB.

Proceeds from the reuse electricals shop will go to Dove House Hospice.

For more information please visit:

Dove House - Reuse (external website)

Can I take my full wheelie bin to a household waste recycling site?

No, for the health and safety of yourself and others you must not bring wheelie bins to a household waste and recycling site. Find out what you can do with extra recycling waste, general waste and garden and food waste.

My local recycling bank is full, can I leave my waste by the side?

COVID-19 Alert: Textile banks are not currently been emptied. Please take your textiles home and store them until the banks reopen.

You must not leave waste by the side as this is fly-tipping and you could be fined. You could use another recycling site.

Please note: any waste that is left at the side of recycling banks is normally not recycled when the area is cleared.

Can I report an issue with a recycling bank?

The council is not responsible for:

  • repairing or replacing damaged recycling banks
  • emptying recycling banks that are full

Please use the contact details displayed on the recycling bank to report these issues.

You can report fly-tipping or litter left around a recycling bank.

I don’t have a vehicle, can you collect my waste?

If you have waste that is not suitable to put in your wheelie bin, you can book a bulky waste collection.

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