Southampton Household Waste Recycling Centre

The Southampton recycling site is managed for the council by Veolia Environmental Services



Southampton Household Waste Recycling Centre re-opened on Monday 11 May 2020. Opening times - 10:00am and will close promptly at 6:00pm

No appointment is needed to visit the Millbrook HWRC, however should you wish to visit the Netley HWRC, or any other site operated by Hampshire County Council then you will need to book an appointment slot via their booking system, 48 hrs in advance.

Opening times are restricted and other limitations are in place. Please check all the details before visiting the site.  

The address for the Southampton recycling centre is City Depot and Recycling Park, First Avenue, Southampton SO15 0LJ

You can see how busy the site is before you leave home on the live web queue cam and make sure you leave yourself enough time to arrive, possibly queue for up to 2 hours and unload your waste before the site closes.

Cars and 4 x 4 are permitted but you need to check height and weight restrictions of other vehicles via our vehicle access to the recycling centre page.

Trailers and commercial vehicles will not be permitted on site until further notice.

There is a charge for disposing of some types of DIY waste but until further notice we will NOT be accepting any chargeable items such as soil, rubble, toilets, sinks etc

You can find out more information and charges for DIY waste on our dedicated page.

Many of the country's HWRC's will offer small commercial businesses a 'pay by the load' quick and convenient recycling and waste disposal. You can find out more information on our trade waste page.

What can I take to the centre?

(There is no charge when taking the items listed below)

  • Paper, cardboard, newspapers and magazines
  • Metals
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Gas bottles
  • Garden waste
  • Furniture
  • Radiators and storage heaters (but not the bricks inside)
  • Wood and timber
  • Electrical items and fluorescent tubes
  • Paint
  • Clothes
  • Household and garden chemicals
  • Batteries, including car batteries
  • Fridges and freezers - appliances should be bought whole with no parts removed

More information can be found on the Hampshire County Council website.

What can't I take to the centre?

  • Ammunition, explosives and weapons
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals and other toxic substances
  • Dead animals
  • Fireworks
  • Gas cylinders
  • Japanese knotweed
  • Landlord's waste
  • Pesticides
  • Petrol and diesel
  • Poisons
  • Syringes and medical waste
  • Trade or commercial waste

More detailed information on what can and can't be taken to the centre can be found on the Hampshire County Council website.

Other local recycling centres

See also