Household Waste Recycling Centres

Because of COVID-19 we’re asking you to book to visit any of MK’s tips.

We take bookings up to seven days in advance, and we release new slots every day on a rolling basis. Right now it’s very busy. If all slots are booked please check again tomorrow.

Check availability here

You can also call us on 01908 252811 to book but please note our team won’t be able to find you a slot if we’re fully booked.

We’re sorry if this means your plans are delayed.

To make a booking (15 min slot) you need the registration number of the vehicle you plan to use, which site you wish to visit and your email address, to which we’ll email confirmation of your booking. You won’t be allowed on site without your confirmation email.

Sites are open for essential visits only, to dispose of harmful waste that cannot be stored at home safely. Please only bring waste that you’re able to handle yourself as staff can’t help as usual right now.

Man at HWRC site
                      At the HWRC

How to book at visit to the HWRC
Location and opening times
What if I can't make my time slot?
Who can use the sites
Vehicle height restrictions
Site rules
What materials can the sites accept?
What else can I do with my waste?

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How to book a visit to the HWRC

Visits to the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) can be booked online or by telephone, up to seven days in advance. New booking slots are released every day, on a rolling basis. 

To make a booking (15 min slot) you need to confirm the registration number of the vehicle you plan to use, which site you wish to visit and your email address for the booking confirmation to be sent to.  You will not be allowed on site without your confirmation email and proof of address e.g.driving licence.

Due to time and space restrictions, trailers are not currently permitted at any of our sites.  Residents with vehicles over 2m tall must book at the Newport Pagnell site.

The locations and opening times of HWRC?

We have three HWRC's

  • Bleak Hall, Chesney Wold, MK6 1NE - opening times 7am to 7pm
  • New Bradwell, Newport Road, MK13 0AH - opening times 7am to 7pm
  • Newport Pagnell, North Crawley Road, MK16 9HG - opening times 8am to 6pm

Traffic management measures are in operation to minimise risk and the impact on our communities.

Map showing the locations

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What if I can't make my time slot?

If you are unable to make your time slot, you will need to rebook as we are currently unable to make changes to existing the booking.  Please rebook online or by calling us on 01908 252811

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Who can use the sites?

Milton Keynes residents who have booked a time slot MUST bring with them a proof of address (e.g. driving licence, utility bill, etc.) AND the booking confirmation email, otherwise entry to the site will be refused.

If you have not received a booking confirmation email please check your junk or spam folder. If you still cannot find your booking confirmation please contact us on 01908 252811.

Space on the sites is limited so trailers will not be permitted at any of our sites. Residents with vehicles over 2m tall will need to book a time slot at the Newport Pagnell site.

Trade and Commercial Waste can only be taken to the Newport Pagnell Household Waste Recycling Centre by registered waste carriers and is charged for at the advertised rates. Please see our trade waste pages for further details.

Traders wishing to book at the Household Waste Recycling Centre click here

 

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Vehicle Height and other Restrictions

Due to time and space restrictions during the current lockdown, trailers will not be permitted at any of our sites.  Residents with vehicles over 2m tall will need to book a time slot at the Newport Pagnell site.  All trade and commercial vehicles up to a maximum of 3.5 tonnes need to book at our Newport Pagnell site.

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HWRC Site Rules

  • Wear gloves when unloading waste
  • Wear sensible footwear (no flip flops or sandals)
  • Wear trousers not shorts
  • Do not climb over the walls or into skips
  • Do not use mobile phones on site
  • No hot ashes or disposable BBQs
  • No smoking on site
  • Do not bring pets or children
Only bring manageable items you can dispose of by yourself as site staff are unable to help at this time.  If you require assistance you may bring one additional person with you.

Safety of the public and our team is essential so anyone who feels ill or is displaying COVID-19 symptoms must not visit our sites.

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What materials do the sites accept?

The HWRC's can currently accept the following items for recycling or safe disposal:

  • garden waste
  • wood waste
  • general waste (including household waste items eg furniture)
  • mixed dry recycling
  • textiles
  • rubble/hardcore
  • large and small domestic appliances (including white goods and TVs) 
  • Household asbestos that has been securely wrapped (New Bradwell site only) - We are not able to accept asbestos from commercial sources

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What else can I do with my waste?

For your own safety and the safety of others, only visit if it is essential.

Please help us by:

If you are having a large clear out or are doing some home DIY during the COVID-19 pandemic, hiring a skip or a third-party collection company to remove the waste might be a safer option. Please make sure it is a legitimate company with a waste carriers licence.

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Last Updated: 1 August 2020