Household Waste Recycling Centres

Summer opening times from April to September 7.00am to 7.00pm.

It’s quick and easy to book a slot at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/hwrc although residents can always call if they need extra help. MK’s tips are open seven days a week. 

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.  

Each booking is for a single entry to the site and you will not be allowed on site without your confirmation email and proof of address e.g. driving licence.

MK resident on-line bookings 

If you don't 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.  

Winter HWRC location and opening times October 1 to March 31
Bleak Hall, Chesney Wold MK6 1NE 8:00am to 5:00pm
New Bradwell, Newport Road MK13 0AH  8:00am to 5:00pm
Newport Pagnell, North Crawley Road MK16 9HG 8:00am to 5:00pm
Summer HWRC location and opening times April 1 to September 30
Bleak Hall, Chesney Wold MK6 1NE 7:00am to 7:00pm
New Bradwell, Newport Road MK13 0AH  7:00am to 7:00pm
Newport Pagnell, North Crawley Road MK16 9HG 7:00am to 7:00pm

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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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: 21 May 2022