Warwickshire Recycling Centres open for pre-booked visits over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend

Press Release

Published on 27 May 2021


Recycling garden waste, wood, metal and cardboard this bank holiday weekend will still be easy, as Warwickshire recycling centres will retain their typical Spring Bank Holiday opening timetable.

All sites will be open on Saturday 29th May and Sunday 30th May.

The smaller sites of Cherry Orchard in Kenilworth, Shipston and Wellesbourne will be shut on Monday 31st May due to planning permission restrictions. It is therefore advised to pre-book a visit to any Warwickshire recycling centre.

Also, customers are advised that the recycling centre summer opening hours are now in operation. Opening hours are  8:30am to 5:30pm weekends (Shipston shuts at noon on weekends). A late opening is on Wednesday evening, with the sites closing at 6pm (Shipston shuts at 3pm). The opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are 9:30am to 3pm.

There are nearly 16,000 slots in total released each week and discussion is currently ongoing with Warwickshire Public Health about increasing these slots - albeit in line with the current Covid-19 regulations. The exception is Hunters Lane where, from Tuesday 1st July, bookings will start from 8:30am every day of the week, adding an extra 140 appointments a week for that site.

Any materials, such as wood, garden waste and electrical items can be recycled. Visitors are advised to check the website for the exact materials available at each site and to pre-sort waste when loading their car ahead of a visit. Full details of all of the materials that can be recycled at one of the 9 recycling centres in the county, and details of how to book, can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/hwrc.

Booking is required for a 15 minute slot for a car and there are also 30-minute slots for a car and small trailer on certain days at Lower House Farm near Atherstone; Cherry Orchard in Kenilworth and Burton Farm in Stratford.

It is important that residents do not visit the recycling centres if they have Covid-19 symptoms, have been tested positive for Covid-19 and are self-isolating or have been advised to self-isolate due to being in contact with someone with Covid-19. Any contaminated waste, such as tissues or masks, should be double bagged and quarantined for 72 hours before disposal.

Reuse shops at most recycling centres are open. Shops at Shipston and Stockton remain closed.

Information about the recycling centres and booking can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/hwrc or contact Warwickshire Recycles on Facebook.


Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 27/05/2021