As a result of COVID-19 changes have been made to the way you use the recycling centre. Please ensure you book before visiting.

Before you visit the recycling centre you will need to book a slot online. It’s quick and easy and you will receive an email confirming the date and time for you to come to visit. Please check what items should be taken to the recycling centre.

Book a slot to visit the recycling centre

If you are unable to attend your pre-booked slot, please cancel this using the link provided in the confirmation email received at the time of booking. 

Currently, bookings are limited to four within a 28 day period. This has been put in place to monitor and identify commercial waste.

Find out more about what to expect when visiting the recycling centre.

From 4 January 2021, we will be introducing charges for building and some other waste. Find out more about the charges.

Cars are allowed to visit Monday to Saturday.

Vans are allowed to visit Monday to Saturday. Please note vans can only bring the equivalent amount of waste that would fit inside a family car. They should not be used to bring commercial waste to the Recycling Centre.

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Last entry into the Recycling Centre is 15 minutes before closing time!

AddressTor Park Road, Paignton, TQ4 7PL

Visiting the recycling centre

Please remember that visiting the HWRC during these times will be very different from what you are used to. As well as needing to book before you visit, please observe the following rules:

  • No more than 2 people per car
  • Stay two metres apart
  • You will need to dispose of your own waste at the HWRC - due to social distancing, the site staff cannot assist with unloading waste and recycling from vehicles.
  • Please respect our staff and keep your distance
  • Trailers that are 2 meters or less in length can be used to bring waste or recycling to the site. Where a trailer is used you can only bring the equivalent amount of waste that would fit inside a family car. A trailer attached to a vehicle, where both the trailer and the vehicle are carrying waste will not be accepted.


From 4 January 2021, we will be charging for materials such as rubble, plasterboard, paving slabs, windows and doors, at the Recycling Centre.

You will need to bring a debit or credit card with you to the Recycling Centre where a member of staff will help you pay.

Read the full press release about the charges being introduced.

Waste charges
Type of waste Minimum charge

Clean plasterboard: Includes plaster and gypsum related products.

£4.80 per sheet/bag (but £8.70 per sheet/bag for plasterboard with other materials attached such as tiles etc).

Plastic window, door or door frame: With or without glass. Single pane window only (double charge for multiple pane plastic windows). Single door or door frame only (double charge for double door or door + frame combined).

£4 each

Soil and rubble: Includes bricks, blocks, slates, tiles, rubble, paving slabs, concrete, gravel, tarmac, stones, soil, sand, hardcore and sanitary ware (ceramic toilets, sinks, pedestals etc).

£2.40 per bag/item

Tyres: Commercial and agricultural vehicle tyres will not be accepted. No charge for bicycle tyres.

£4.00 per tyre (Maximum of 5 tyres per visit)

All DIY plastic: Plastic pipes, guttering, facia, soffit, skirting, cladding, loose plastics etc.

£4 each

Bath or shower tray (plastic, fibreglass or composite): Single bath or shower tray only.

£4 each

Shower screen: Plastic or glass shower screen/enclosure.

£4 each

Insulation materials: 1 sheet or 1 bag.

£4 per sheet/bag

Roofing felt

£4 per bag/roll

Water tanks, panels, roofing sheets, sheets, plastic sanitary ware etc.

£4 each

Asbestos: bonded asbestos only – must be double wrapped in tough plastic and completely sealed. Site staff will not be able to assist with loading asbestos into the skip. There is a maximum sheet size of 10ft (3m) x 4.5ft (1.5m).

£11.00 per sheet/bag (Maximum of 4 sheets/bags per visit)

Please note: Where an item is priced ‘per bag’, this must be a bag that can be easily carried by one person.