Recycling centre locations, opening times and who can use them.


Opening times

Avonmouth: 8am to 6.45pm

Hartcliffe Way: 8am to 6.45pm

St Philips: 8am to 6.45pm

New booking system from 6 June 2022

Who can use the recycling centres

Only Bristol residents can use our recycling centres.

You must bring photo ID and proof of residence to use the recycling centre. We'll accept:

  • photo ID and council tax bill
  • photo ID and utility bill
  • student ID identifying you as a Bristol student

We accept paper and online bills.

Officially recognised photo ID includes:

  • driving licence, including international driving licences
  • passport
  • National Union of Students (NUS) card
  • European Economic Area (EEA) member state ID card
  • Construction Identity Scheme (CIS) card

If you cannot provide photo ID email:

Large vehicle access

Vans and trailers will need a permit.

It's illegal to bring business, trade or construction waste to the recycling centres.

Vehicles over 2.4m high will need to use the Avonmouth Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Bicycle access

You can ride a bike into our recycling centres. You'll need to bring ID and proof of your Bristol address. If there's a queue, join behind the other vehicles.

Disabled access

If you need assistance at either of our recycling centres, please ask a member of staff at the site.

The Reuse and Recycling Centres at Avonmouth and St Philips are on one level, allowing full wheelchair access.

Staff will assist wherever possible, depending on how busy the site is and availability of staff.


Children under 16 years of age should stay in vehicles for their own safety.