Information about household waste recycling sites (tips), locations, opening hours, what you can take to a household waste recycling sites, using a van or trailer, using a borrowed or hired vehicle, going in company vehicles and business waste.
A household waste recycling site is where you can take your old and unwanted household items such as garden cuttings, soil and rubble, recyclable food containers (plastic bottle and drinks cans), furniture and lots more. You can read more about what can be recycled at your nearest HWRS using the recycling site finder.
Find your nearest recycling site
Until some years ago HWRSs were often referred to as tips, as some had been old landfills.
In recent years, millions of pounds have been spent turning them into recycling sites. They are now so effective that they regularly achieve monthly recycling rates of 70-80 percent and more during the summer months.
They are recognised as centres of recycling excellence due to their popularity with residents. The sites have been specially designed to make recycling as easy as possible.
Up to 25 materials can be recycled at the sites, including paper, metals, garden waste, cooking oil, batteries. The council has 10 household waste recycling sites within easy reach of villages and towns in the East Riding.
All 10 sites are open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm, including bank holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The sites close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
All household waste that cannot be recycled should be taken to a household waste recycling site. Find your local HWRS below and see what can be taken to each HWRS.
Items that can be recycled should be taken to one of your local mini recycling facilities. Each mini recycling site accepts different waste for recycling. Find your local mini recycling sites and see what can be taken to each.
You can find your nearest HWRS using the link below:
Find your nearest recycling site
The main sites in the East Riding are listed below. If you know which one you want to use you can choose from these links and then view location details and details of what can be taken there (as this may vary):
Hessle / North Ferriby - Humberfield
All 10 sites are open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm. The sites are open all bank holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Please note: The sites will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
If you have a van, single cabin pickup or a trailer that is longer than 6ft, wider than 4ft you must have permits to dispose of household waste at the sites apply for a permit.
Read more about permits.
The ban limiting the use of vans and large trailers is in place at all 10 sites and was introduced to stop people illegally disposing of commercial waste at the sites.
Read more about the disposal of business waste and fly-tipping.
Yes, for taking your own household waste only.
There is a maximum weight limit at all of the sites of 3.5 tonnes. Site attendants will turn away any vehicle or vehicle and trailer combination that they believe exceeds this weight. The attendants' decisions are final.
If you need to visit a site with a hired vehicle to dispose of your own household waste, please see the attendant when arriving at the site. You will be asked to complete a waste declaration form to enable you to tip up to 3 times with a hire vehicle.
You will also need a copy of your hire agreement to show the attendant before you tip.
Please note: East Riding of Yorkshire Council monitors site usage and reserves the right to make further enquiries of where the waste originates from and use of hire vehicles at sites. Details may be passed on to the relevant enforcement officers.
If you plan to borrow a van read more about getting a permit for a borrowed vehicle.
Please note: Declaration forms are monitored closely. Multiple visits to our sites by the same van or resident may be investigated further to ensure that commercial waste is not being disposed of illegally.
Yes, but only to dispose of your household waste. However, permits are required for all vans, pick-ups and sign-written vehicles.
Read more about applying for a permit for a company vehicle.
Only items that won't fit into your green, blue and brown bin should be taken to the HWRS.
Please note: it is illegal to take business waste to an HWRS.
You can check what items can be put in your green bin, blue bin and brown bin before visiting your HWRS.
The types of waste that are accepted at each HWRS varies from site to site. You can find out what can be disposed of at your local HWRS using the recycling site finder:
Find your nearest recycling site
A range of standard and non-standard items can be taken to the HWRS, some of which are listed below:
Asbestos banks are available at Hessle/North Ferriby - Humberfield, Carnaby, Preston and Airmyn sites which you can use to dispose of asbestos from your own home. We cannot collect it for you.
A maximum of 25 standard sized sheets may be taken and you are advised not to break up this material. All asbestos must be double bagged/wrapped before it is brought to a site. Site attendants will turn away any asbestos that is not double bagged/wrapped.
When you arrive with asbestos to dispose of, please speak to an attendant who will unlock the asbestos skip.
If the asbestos is not from your own household or you wish to have it collected by a commercial company, please see the following list of approved asbestos collectors:
Approved asbestos collectors (pdf 20kb opens in new window)
Read more about asbestos.
It is illegal to use the sites to dispose of business waste. If the asbestos is from your business you have a duty to ensure it is taken to an appropriately licensed disposal facility.
Read more about the disposal of business waste.
Please do not place batteries in your kerbside bins. Batteries (both domestic and car sized) can be taken to all 10 HWRS sites. Find your local HWRS to see what can be disposed of at individual sites (as this may vary).
From 2010, all retailers selling more than 32kg of batteries a year must provide household battery recycling collection facilities in-store. Shops such as supermarkets and chemists should have a receptacle where you can take batteries. If you can't find this, please ask a member of staff.
Chemicals can be taken to all 10 HWRS sites. Please hand them to the site attendant who will ask you to sign a form, stating what the chemical is, the quantity of it and your name and address.
The maximum amount which can be accepted at the sites is five litres and this should be in a container that does not exceed five litres in size. If possible, chemicals should be brought in their original container, but will be accepted in suitable sealed containers clearly marked with the chemical that it holds.
If you have more than five litres of chemicals, you should contact a hazardous waste disposal company, details of which can be found in the phone book or online.
It is illegal to use the sites to dispose of business waste. If chemicals or oil are from your business you have a duty of care to ensure they are taken to an appropriately licensed disposal facility.
Cooking oil can be taken to all 10 HWRS sites.
Small quantities of cooking oil should be put in a sealed container, such as a jam jar, and put in the green refuse bin.
It is illegal to use the sites to dispose of business waste. If the cooking oil is from your business you have a duty to ensure it is taken to an appropriately licensed disposal facility.
Electrical equipment can be taken to all 10 HWRS sites.
Unwanted electrical equipment can also be recycled at any of the HWRS. This includes large items such as fridge freezers, washers and televisions as well as small electrical equipment e.g. remote control toys, toasters and irons. Find your local HWRS to see what can be disposed of at individual sites.
However, local repair shops may be able to refurbish or repair electrical equipment including computers so they can be reused.
The document below gives contact details of businesses where you can take items for repair as well as buy reused items:
Repair and reuse register (pdf 115kb opens in new window)
Engine oil can be taken to all 10 HWRS sites.
It is illegal to use the sites to dispose of business waste. If the engine oil is from your business you have a duty to ensure it is taken to an appropriately licensed disposal facility.
Firstly, contact the producer details on the cylinder itself or ask if the shop you bought them from accepts returns. If there are no details on the bottle and it is empty, a maximum of 3 per vehicle will be accepted at Carnaby, Driffield, Preston, Hessle/North Ferriby - Humberfield or Airmyn sites.
Please see attendants on arrival and complete a waste declaration form. Alternatively, there may be local dealerships in the yellow pages.
Please note: Empty gas bottles and fire extinguishers will only be accepted from household premises - no commercial waste.
Hard plastic items such as children's toys, buckets, garden furniture, hard plant pots, pipes and bins can now be taken for recycling to three HWRS sites: Driffield, Preston, and Hessle/North Ferriby - Humberfield
Hard plastic items can still be taken to all other HWRS, but will have to be placed in the general waste skip.
Paint tins can be taken to all 10 HWRS sites.
Please see an attendant who will tell you whether they should be placed in the scrap metal or general waste container dependant on how much paint is still in the tin.
Used needles are classed as infectious waste and cannot be taken to a HWRS. For information about how to dispose of needles correctly, please see 'How do I dispose of clinical waste?'
It is illegal to use the sites to dispose of waste from your business and you have a duty of care to ensure that it is taken to an appropriately licensed disposal facility.
Read more about how to dispose of business waste legally.
HWRS do not sell items directly to the public. However, there is a new 'reuse shop' located next to the Humberfield HWRS near Hessle, through which reusable items will be sold.
The shop is clearly signed at the top of the access road to Humberfield Household Waste Recycling Site, Hessle and is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).
Unwanted items such as bicycles, lawnmowers, furniture, clothing and electrical items from all the HWRS are being separated at the sites and taken by the HWRS waste management contractor FCC Environment, to the brand new reuse shop.
The shop will also host regular auctions for both residents and trades people, and all items will be checked for safety before being sold. A percentage of the shop's profits will be donated to local charities.
If you would like to call the reuse shop direct, please call on:
Telephone: (01482) 644698
Yes. The council welcomes your comments about our sites and are always looking at ways in which to improve the running of these facilities.
Comment forms are available at each of the ten sites, alternatively, you can ' Tell Us How It Is' through our formal complaints, comments and compliments process.
The council can collect waste from homes as part of our bulky waste collection service if you don't have your own means of transporting the items to the household waste recycling site.
No, wheeled bins full of waste cannot be taken to any of the sites due to health and safety reasons. If taking items which are recyclable, please separate them before going to the site.
No, the paper in the paper banks at the household waste recycling sites goes direct to a paper mill meaning no cards or wrapping paper are acceptable.
Please place all cards and wrapping paper in your blue bin which is sent to a recycling plant where all material is separated and sorted into different grades before being sent for recycling.
If unsure of your collection day, please check the online bin collection calendar (opens in new window).