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

We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The recycling centre (HWRC) reopened on Wednesday 20 May but you will need to pre-book slots and it is only for items that cannot be disposed of safely through other legitimate means.

We are also introducing dedicated bookable slots for key workers from Saturday 11 July, as more general capacity is also added at the centre to make more slots available.

Key workers include:

  • all emergency services
  • health and care workers
  • local authority staff
  • utility workers, education staff
  • food provision or delivery drivers.

If you fit into any of these groups, you will be able to book in advance for a Saturday morning slot but you will need to take ID with you when you go to use the Recycling Centre.

Other residents can also book a slot during the rest of the week and it’s the same process.

Step One

Book a time slot by calling 01803 208777 (helpline open 9am to 4pm weekdays)

Step Two

Drive on to the recycling centre as advised by the member of staff - only two people allowed per car and you must dispose of your own waste.

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
  • Please respect our staff and keep your distance
  • No trailers are allowed

The recycling centre will be closed on Bank Holidays.

Please check what items should be taken to the HWRC now it has reopened.

Cars are allowed to visit Monday to Friday.

Vans are allowed to visit Monday to Friday. 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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Opening times

1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020

Monday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday Closed

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


AddressTor Park Road, Paignton, TQ4 7PL