Council services during the COVID-19 outbreak

Maintaining essential services to support your health and wellbeing

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Coronavirus update

As a result of the Prime Minister’s statement on 23 March 2020, we have closed our Household Waste Recycling Centres until further notice.

You should keep your bulky or DIY waste. Do not put it at the kerbside or with you household or recycling waste.


Using a trailer or large vehicle

You will need a household waste permit to dispose of your household waste if you drive a van, pickup, commercial type 4x4 or use a trailer between 1.5 and 3.5 metres in length. The length of trailers refers to the total internal length of the trailer box (excluding the tow bar).

Only Pyms Lane in Crewe and Danes Moss in Macclesfield can accommodate trailers over 2.5 metres in length.

We cannot allow any trailers over 3.5 metres on any Cheshire East household waste and recycling centre.

We cannot allow vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) to use any Cheshire East household waste and recycling centre.

What you can recycle at the HWRCs

Cheshire East Household Waste Recycling Centres can accept waste from your household in Cheshire East including:

  • asbestos - at Pyms Lane Crewe or Danes Moss Macclesfield only
  • batteries - both car and household batteries, including e-cigarette batteries 
  • beds, mattresses and soft furnishings
  • bric-a-brac (general reusable items)
  • cans - steel and aluminium
  • carpet
  • domestic appliances - large and small
  • fridges and freezers
  • fluorescent tubes and energy saving bulbs
  • glass – bottles and jars. Please note that panes/sheets of glass are disposed of in the rubble skip and therefore will incur a charge.
  • green garden waste
  • oil - engine oil and vegetable / cooking oil
  • paint
  • paper
  • Plasterboard – please note this is for small DIY projects only and only accepted at Danes Moss, Macclesfield and Pyms Lane Crewe. From 15 January 2018 there will be a small charge for plasterboard. You must remove anything attached to the plasterboard for example tiles and insulation. We recommend that you hire a skip for larger scale projects.
  • plastic bottles
  • rubble - please note this is for small DIY projects only and from 15 January 2018 there will be a small charge for rubble, hard core, ceramics and plaster. For larger scale projects it is recommended that you hire a skip.
  • scrap metal
  • televisions and computer monitors
  • textiles/clothing/shoes (these should be bagged) - duvets, pillows and cushion pads should not be put in the textile banks.
  • wood

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 before you visit to check that they have capacity. You should report to the 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 recommend that you hire a specialist skip and consult asbestos removal contractors for larger scale work.

What you cannot recycle at the household waste and recycling centre

We cannot accept:

  • commercial, business or trade waste - you should take this to appropriately licensed facilities. See business waste collection or contact the Environment Agency for details
  • gas cylinders - they are the property of the gas company and you should return gas cylinders to the supplier
  • tyres
  • household waste that you have been paid to dispose
  • household waste that isn't from where you live

Locations of the Household Waste Recycling Centres

Below is a list of the Household Waste and recycling Centres, follow the links to see the sites on a map.

Household Waste Recycling CentreAddress and link to mapTelephone number


off Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2SJ (map)

01270 877691


Arclid site closed permanently on 30 September 2017 as a result of a consultation and Cabinet meeting 11 July 2017.

The nearest Household Waste Recycling Centres are located at:

  • Alsager (ST7 2SJ)
  • Congleton (CW12 1LJ) 
  • Middlewich (CW10 9EZ)



off Albert Road, Bollington SK10 5HW (map)

01625 576458


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

01260 298586


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

01270 215818


off Mobberley Rd (B5085), Shaw Heath, Knutsford WA16 8HT (map)

01565 650944


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

01625 421290


Croxton Lane, Middlewich CW10 9EZ (map)

01606 837128


off Anson Road, Poynton, SK121TD (map)

01625 871441

Legal regulations

We enforce and comply with:

Our staff make sure the Household Waste and recycling centre is safe and used appropriately. You could be refused access to the centre if you do not follow their instructions or the site rules. We do not tolerate abusive behaviour.