Household Waste Recycling Centres

To visit our sites you MUST make a booking. We are taking bookings up to seven days in advance, and slots are released daily.

Sites are open for essential visits only, to dispose of harmful waste that cannot be stored at home safely.  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.

You must bring your confirmation email and proof of ID, or you will not be allowed on site. 

Man using the bins at Household Waste Recycling Centre
                      At the HWRC

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

How to book a visit to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)

Visits can be booked online or by telephone, up to seven days in advance. New booking slots are released every day, on a rolling basis. Residents with vehicles over 2m tall must book at the Newport Pagnell site.

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.

MK resident on-line bookings 

Alternatively, if you do not have access to the internet, you can book by calling us on 01908 252811.

Business, Commercial and Trade Waste bookings

The locations and opening times of HWRC

Traffic management measures are in operation to minimise risk to staff and visitors, and the impact on the surrounding area.

HWRC location and opening times
Bleak Hall, Chesney Wold MK6 1NE 8am to 5pm 
New Bradwell, Newport Road MK13 0AH  8am to 5pm
Newport Pagnell, North Crawley Road MK16 9HG 8am to 5pm

Map showing the locations

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Vehicle Guide

The chart below shows the vehicles that are allowed at our sites.  Our sites are not suitable for pedestrian access or for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.

Table showing types of vehicles allowed at each site. Bleak Hal HSWRC is open for Cars (under 2m) only. New Bradwell HWRC allows Cars, Cars with trailers (under 2m high) and vans (under 2 m high). Newport Pagnell main entrance -accepts cars with/without trailers) and vans - under 2m high. Newport Pagnell Trade entrance accepts Cars over 2m high, plus vans over or under 2m, plus trade and commercial vehicles (a charge applies visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/trade-disposal for details).)
Household Waste Sites Vehicle Guide

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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

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What materials do the sites accept?

The HWRCs accept the following items for recycling or safe disposal:

  • Asbestos that has been securely wrapped (New Bradwell site only) - We are not able to accept asbestos from commercial sources
  • Batteries and car batteries
  • Cooking oil and used engine oil
  • Electronic and electrical items, e.g. computers, laptops, mobile phones, lamps
  • Fire extinguishers - contents must be identifiable
  • Furniture e.g. tables, beds, mattresses, etc
  • Gas bottles (contents must be identifiable)
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Some hazardous waste items - see our advice before booking
  • Household and garden chemicals
  • Light bulbs, low energy bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • Mixed textiles and clothes
  • Paint
  • Tyres (not Bleak Hall site)
  • Videos, vinyl records, CDs and DVDs
  • White goods e.g. fridges, freezers, washing machines, cookers, etc  
  • Wood and timber
  • Other household waste

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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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What else can I do with my waste?

See our advice about what to do when disposing of household and bulky waste.

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Last Updated: 24 June 2021