Southampton tip/dump

About Southampton Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)

The Southampton recycling site is managed for the council by Veolia UK Ltd.

The HWRC (known by many as 'the tip' or 'the dump') is a site where you can take a wide range of items and materials to be recycled instead of throwing them away.

Most items can be taken to the Southampton HWRC for free. There is a charge for disposing of some types of waste and some items/materials can't be taken to the centre. See below for details.

Opening hours and visiting

The HWRC is open 7 days a week (closed 12.30-1pm), except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when the site is closed. Appointments are not required to visit this HWRC.

  • 9am to 5pm 1 March to 31 March
  • 9am to 6pm 1 April to 30 September
  • 9am to 4pm 1 October to 28 February


Southampton HWRC
City Depot & Recycling Park,
First Avenue,
Southampton SO15 0LJ

Height restriction

A 1.75m height restriction barrier will be in use Monday to Friday.

Access for cyclists and pedestrians

Cyclists are permitted to visit Southampton HWRC. Cyclists will be treated the same as other vehicles. They must:

  • Join the queue and not overtake other vehicles
  • Park, in turn, into a parking bay
  • Comply with the Highway Code

While entering, queuing and exiting the HWRC, cyclists must not dismount their bicycles. High visibility clothing is recommended but not obligatory.

There is no pedestrian access at Southampton HWRC.

What can I take to the recycling centre? SHOW

What can't I take to the recycling centre? SHOW

Other information and materials

There are some specific rules for visiting the centre if you are driving larger vehicles or disposing of certain materials like construction waste. 

Driving to the recycling centre SHOW

Charges for soil, rubble, plasterboard and asbestos SHOW

Recycling asbestos SHOW

Trade waste SHOW

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