Princes Drive recycling centre, Leamington Spa

Body Worn Video Cameras in use on this site

To enhance the user experience of site visitors, some staff may be wearing a body worn video camera. Constant recording by this means is not used. Staff will inform site users if recording has taken place.

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

(1 Oct to 31 Mar)
(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

Items and materials

There are restrictions in place for certain items and materials, paint and chemicals require you to pre-book. Others maybe chargeable and have quantity restrictions. Click on the icons below to find more information.

Restricted items

  • asbestos
  • fluorescent
  • gas bottles
  • hardcore rubble
  • household and garden chemical waste
  • paint
  • plasterboard
  • soil
  • tyres
  • used engine oil

Not accepted items

Items that are not accepted include ammunition/explosives, fireworks, 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
  • carpet
  • cartons
  • Cooking oil
  • electrical
  • food tins and drink cans
  • fridges
  • furniture
  • garden waste
  • household waste
  • glass
  • mattress
  • clothes
  • mixed plastic
  • 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.

A 6.6ft height barrier is in place at this recycling centre, if your vehicle is larger that 6.6ft please report to staff on arrival.

Commercial and chargeable household waste

This service is available during opening hours of this site, 7 days a week.

Commercial materials accepted at this site are as follows : Garden waste, non recyclable waste, wood / timber / chipboard, soil / rubble, plasterboard / gypsum, tyres, gas bottles and electrical items, including commercial fridges and freezers.

Commercial 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 largerAccepted – chargeable
Trailers over 6’ lengthAccepted – chargeable

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 Princes Drive. 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: 01926 882798

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

Princes Drive household recycling centre
Princes Drive
Leamington Spa
CV31 3PH

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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
  • Bring someone along with you if you are bringing heavy or awkward sized items
  • Cooperate with staff and ask for assistance if needed
  • 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

Princes Drive recycling centre, Leamington Spa was last updated on November 16, 2018.