Recycling Centres - new booking system

New arrangements with pre-booking essential from Monday 8 June - more details here:

The post-code entry system will continue to operate until HRCs close on Sunday 7 June.

Original story 14 May

Wiltshire's household recycling centres (HRCs), with the exception of Stanton St Quintin, will reopen on Monday 18 May with a postcode entry system to help limit the number of people on site at any time and ensure social distancing. 

People should only visit HRCs on the days that correspond to the first part of their postcode. The chart below gives the dates for Stratford sub Castle SP1 addresses but includes two Thursday dates when the Salisbury HRC is closed. (The system is intended to cover all HRCs so you could for example travel to Amesbury HRC on the Thursday dates.)

NB Salisbury HRC is closed on Thursdays. *

Salisbury opening hours Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Sat, Sun 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

* You can visit any Wiltshire site you choose, so while you are limited by the days you can attend, you can attend any Wiltshire household recycling centre on these days – though be sure to check the latest opening times before setting out, as many sites will need to operate very differently to previous arrangements.

You may be asked to provide a proof of address in order to use the household recycling centre, so please bring it with you.

To keep staff and residents safe, there are a significant number of changes in place to ensure social distancing can be maintained at all HRCs, including:

  • Visitors must keep at least two metres from others at all times.

  • One person per car.

  • No entry for trailers or large vans over 3.5 tonnes.

  • Vehicles allowed on site on a ‘one in, one out’ basis.

  • No pedestrian access.

  • HRCs cannot accept soil, rubble, plasterboard, textiles or asbestos during this initial reopening phase.

  • Don’t bring recyclable materials that can be collected through the council’s kerbside recycling collection service.

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