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A452 Ford Foundry (Old Warwick/Myton Rd) and Queensway Roundabout Improvement Scheme

Please be aware that roundabout improvement works are now underway near to Princes Drive recycling Centre, and construction is due to last approximately 1 year, starting from May 2024.

Traffic Management has been scheduled during off peak times (Monday to Friday) between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm.  Delays may be possible during these times so please factor this in when planning your journey.

Further information and updates to traffic management can be found here;

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Booking information

Paint and chemicals are under a different booking process.

Further information on booking disposal of paint and chemicals

Cyclists bringing household waste are welcome and do not need to book. 

On the Eventbrite booking system, to view additional times, click on 'More options' then click on any of the three visible times. You can then use the right arrow key to scroll across to later times.

Car only bookings

Please do not book a car only space for a car and trailer.

Trailer bookings


Princes Drive recycling centre
Princes Drive
Leamington Spa
CV31 3PH

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Opening times

Summer opening

1 April to 30 September

Winter opening

1 October to 31 March

Monday 9.30am to 3.15pm 9.30am to 3.15pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 3.15pm 9.30am to 3.15pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 6.15pm 9.30am to 3.15pm
Thursday 9.30am to 3.15pm 9.30am to 3.15pm
Friday 9.30am to 3.15pm 9.30am to 3.15pm
Saturday 8.30am to 5.45pm 8.30am to 4.15pm
Sunday 8.30am to 5.45pm 8.30am to 4.15pm

This site is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Vehicle restrictions

Restrictions are in place at Princes Drive recycling centre for:

  • vans
  • pick-ups
  • trailers
  • large 4x4s

Cyclists bringing household waste are welcome and do not need to book. Please be aware of manoeuvring vehicles and take care on site as entrances can be busy.

A 1.98m (6ft 6in) height barrier is in place at this recycling centre, if your vehicle is larger than 1.98m (6ft 6in) please report to staff on arrival.

Find out more about vehicle restrictions and vouchers.

Types of waste
Commercial and chargeable household waste

This service is available during the opening hours of the site, seven days a week.

Commercial materials accepted are:

  • garden waste
  • non-recyclable waste
  • wood / timber / chipboard
  • soil / rubble
  • plasterboard / gypsum
  • tyres
  • gas bottles
  • electrical items - including commercial fridges and freezers

Find out more about commercial waste.


Commercial vehicles accepted at this site

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

Vehicle type Accepted?
Car Yes - chargeable
Estate car/car derived van (eg Astra van, Fiesta van etc) Yes - chargeable
Small van or pick up (eg VW Caddy, Vauxhall Combo, Ford Connect etc) Yes - chargeable
Twin cab pick-up / large 4×4 Yes - chargeable
Trailers up to 6ft in length Yes - chargeable
Transit vans or larger Yes - chargeable
Trailers over 6ft in length Yes - chargeable

We provide a 'pay-as-you-throw' scheme at Princes Drive Recycling Centre.

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

Reuse shops
Pedestrian access

For safety reasons pedestrian access is not permitted.

We may be able to make arrangements if you do not have access to a vehicle, please call us on 01926 412593.

We require 48 hours notice.

Disabled access
Site safety
  • Please wear suitable clothing (no open toe footwear)
  • Use gloves when handling sharp/heavy items
  • Place all items in the correct containers
  • Co-operate with staff and ask for advice 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
  • Wheeled bins are not permitted on site
  • As a driver, be aware of and take care around site users most at risk from road traffic such as pedestrians, older adults, disabled people, cyclists and motorcyclists
Body worn video cameras

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

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