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.
Opening hours and visiting
The HWRC is open seven days a week (closed 12.30-1pm), except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when the site is closed.
- 9am to 5pm 1 March to 31 March
- 9am to 6pm 1 April to 30 September
- 9am to 4pm 1 October to 28 February
Bookings are required
Please note that bookings are required for visits to all Hampshire HWRCs:
City Depot & Recycling Park,
Southampton SO15 0LJ
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
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
Booking system to be re-introduced at City Depot HWRC: FAQs
Why are you re-introducing a booking system? SHOW
Why did you remove the booking system? SHOW
When will it happen? SHOW
What else do I need to know? SHOW
Will we be able to book last minute slots? SHOW
Will this increase fly-tipping? SHOW
How long is my time slot? What if I get stuck in traffic en route? SHOW
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