Using household waste recycling centres

Household waste

We accept household waste at our household waste and recycling centres. Commercial and trade waste is not permitted.

Opening hours

All centres are open 7 days a week throughout the year, including Bank Holidays. They only close on Christmas Day.

Arclid site will close permanently at 6pm on 30 September 2017 as a result of the consultation and the Cabinet meeting of July 11 2017.

Opening hours
MonthsTimesAdditional information
March - April 08:00 - 18:00  
May - August 08:00 - 20:00  
September - October 08:00 - 18:00 For health and safety purposes sites will close earlier if it’s too dark.
November - February 08:00 - 16:00  Closed on Christmas Day only


Household Waste Recycling CentreAddress and link to mapTelephone number

Alsager Household Waste Recycling Centre

off Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2SJ (map)

01270 877691

Arclid Household Waste Recycling Centre

off Davenport Lane, Arclid, close to junction of A50/A534, CW11 2SR (map)

Arclid site will close permanently at 6pm on 30 September 2017 as a result of the consultation and the Cabinet meeting of July 11 2017.

01477 500759

Bollington Household Waste Recycling Centre

off Albert Road, Bollington SK10 5HW (map)

01625 576458

Congleton Household Waste Recycling Centre

off Barn Road, off the A536 Congleton to Macclesfield Rd, CW12 1LJ (map)

01260 298586

Crewe Household Waste Recycling Centre

Pyms Lane, Crewe, off the A530 Middlewich to Nantwich Rd, CW1 3PJ (map)

01270 215818

Knutsford Household Waste Recycling Centre

off Mobberley Rd (B5085), Shaw Heath, KnutsfordWA16 8HT (map)

01565 650944

Macclesfield Household Waste Recycling Centre

off the A536 Macclesfield to Congleton Rd,Gawsworth, Macclesfield SK11 9QP (map)

01625 421290

Middlewich Household Waste Recycling Centre

Croxton Lane, Middlewich CW10 9EZ (map)

01606 837128

Poynton Household Waste Recycling Centre

off Anson Road, Poynton, SK121TD (map)

01625 871441

What you can recycle at household recycling centres

What you can recycle
batteries both car and household batteries
bric-a-brac general reusable items
cans steel and aluminium
fluorescent tubes and energy saving bulbs  
fridges and freezers  
green garden waste  
oil engine,vegetable and cooking oil
paper shredded paper can only be accepted in low quantities (1-2 small carrier bags) and must be handed directly to a site attendant so that it doesn’t create litter in the wind.
plastic bottles  
plasterboard this is only accepted at Macclesfield and Pyms Lane Crewe, Household Waste Recycling Centres, for small DIY projects only. For larger scale projects it is recommended that you hire a skip. Anything attached to the plasterboard i.e tiles and insulation must be removed. 
rubble this is for small DIY projects only. For larger scale projects it’s recommended that you hire a skip
scrap metal  
small domestic appliances  
large domestic appliances  
televisions and computer monitors   
textiles/clothing/shoes these should be bagged. Duvets, pillows and cushion pads shouldn’t be put in the textile banks

What we can't recycle

  • Gas cylinders cannot be accepted as they belong to the gas company and should be returned to them
  • Tyres cannot be accepted

Bonded asbestos

We provide special skips for small quantities of bonded asbestos waste at the Pyms Lane (Crewe) and Danes Moss (Macclesfield) centres. You should telephone the site (see numbers above) before you visit to check that they have capacity, and should speak to an attendant when you get there.

You must double bag or double wrap and seal in heavy duty polythene all bonded asbestos. The waste management licence requires this.

When handling, transporting and disposing of bonded asbestos waste, we advise you to:

  • keep the material damp
  • avoid breaking up large pieces
  • ideally transport in an enclosed vehicle or covered trailer
  • wear a face mask and gloves

No more than 6 sheets of asbestos can be accepted per property. We recommended that you hire a specialist skip and consult asbestos removal contractors for larger scale work.