Wellesbourne recycling centre, Wellesbourne

Winter Hours Return from 01 October

Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 3.15pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8.30am – 4.15pm

Effective until April 2019.

This Recycling Centre is CLOSED on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day

....open as normal on all other days throughout the Festive Period

Returns to normal seasonal (Winter) opening patterns from 2nd January 2019.

Subject to adverse weather and other unforeseen circumstances, which will be notified if & as appropriate.

Last updated on: December 12, 2018 5:59 pm

Opening times

The centres are busiest at weekends between 11.00am and 1.00pm. You may want to avoid these times if you can. At times you may be directed to another centre. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

DayWinter (1 Oct to 31 Mar)Summer (1 Apr – 30 Sept)
Monday9.30am – 3.15pm9.30am – 3.15pm
Tuesday9.30am – 3.15pm9.30am – 3.15pm
Wednesday9.30am – 3.15pm9.30am – 6.15pm
Thursday9.30am – 3.15pm9.30am – 3.15pm
Friday9.30am – 3.15pm9.30am – 3.15pm
Saturday8.30am – 4.15pm8.30am – 5.45pm
Sunday8.30am – 4.15pm8.30am – 5.45pm

Please note: This is a small site and, at busy times, may have to close to allow safe exchange of full skips.

Items and materials

There are restrictions in place for certain items and materials. Click on the icons below to find more information.

Please note: this site no longer accepts paint for reuse. Please refer to our hazardous and restricted page. Wellesbourne has no facilities for the disposal of plasterboard/gypsum or fridges and freezers.

Restricted items

  • fluorescent
  • hardcore rubble
  • soil
  • used engine oil

Not accepted items

Items that are not accepted include paint, chemicals, asbestos, tyres, gas bottles, ammunition/explosives, fireworks, fridges, freezers, medicines, clinical waste.

Accepted items

The following items from households are accepted. Please click on the relevant icon for further information.

  • batteries
  • car batteries
  • cardboard
  • cartons
  • electrical
  • foil
  • food tins and drink cans
  • furniture
  • garden waste
  • household waste
  • glass
  • mixed plastic
  • clothes
  • mobile
  • paper
  • scrap metal
  • shoes
  • telephone directories
  • tvs and monitors
  • wood and timber

Vehicle restrictions

Restrictions are in place at all of Warwickshire’s recycling centres which restricts vehicles such as vans, pick-ups, trailers and large 4x4’s.

Commercial and chargeable household waste

This service is available during opening hours of this site, Monday – Friday only.

Commercial materials accepted at this site are as follows : Garden waste, non recyclable waste, wood / timber / chipboard and soil / rubble.

Commercial (chargeable) vehicles accepted at this site

If you are planning to bring commercial or chargeable waste to site, please check the table below for the size of vehicle accepted.

Vehicle type
CarAccepted – chargeable
Estate car/car derived van (eg Astra van, Fiesta van etc)Accepted – chargeable
Small van or pick up (eg VW Caddy, Vauxhall Combo, Ford Connect etc)Accepted – chargeable
Twin cab pick-up / large 4×4Accepted – chargeable
Trailers up to 6’ lengthAccepted – chargeable
Transit vans or largerNot accepted
Trailers over 6’ lengthNot accepted

For charges, payment methods and terms & conditions please see our ‘Pay as you throw’ information on our commercial waste page.

Commercial recycling permits and pre-paid commercial sacks also operate at this site.

Reuse shops

A charity reuse shop run by Age UK Warwickshire can be found at Wellesbourne recycling centre. All proceeds from the sale of materials from the shop go directly to the charity. To find out whether a certain item is accepted at the shop please contact reuse shop directly: 01789 470338.

Pedestrian access

For safety reasons pedestrian access is not permitted at any of the recycling centres. However if you do not have access to a vehicle please call the waste management team on 01926 412593 where arrangements may be able to be made (48 hours notice required).

Location and site safety

Wellesbourne household recycling centre, Loxley Road, Wellesbourne, CV35 9QZ

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Site safety

  • Please wear suitable clothing (no open toe footwear)
  • Use gloves when handling sharp/heavy items
  • Place all items in the correct containers
  • Cooperate with staff and ask for assistance if needed
  • Bring someone along with you if you are bringing heavy or awkward sized items
  • Black bags may be opened by staff. You may be asked to sort and recycle mixed bags of rubbish
  • Keep all children and animals inside your vehicle
  • Observe the 5 mph speed limit
  • Be courteous to staff and other customers
  • Comply with all policies such as vehicle and DIY waste restrictions
  • All commercial and chargeable household waste must be paid for
  • Park in marked bays only or as directed by staff
  • Move around on site with caution, do not be distracted by handheld devices such as phones or cameras

Wellesbourne recycling centre, Wellesbourne was last updated on November 9, 2018.