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Be aware and take care at your local recycling centre

Published Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
Visiting a household waste recycling centre
Visiting a household waste recycling centre

Rotherham Council and FCC Environment are urging residents of Rotherham to keep their kids, pets and themselves safe.

Each year in the UK, we make thousands of visits to the many Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) to be found up and down the country. Most of these trips are quick and easy, allowing us to recycle a wide range of materials. 

But HWRCs are potentially hazardous. FCC, which operates some 100 HWRCs on behalf a number of local authorities like Rotherham Council, is keen to help residents stay safe on site by sharing advice and warning of some of the risks.

Sort before you visit

Pre-sorting your items at home can help you get in and out of your Recycling Centre quickly and efficiently.

Avoid slips, trips and falls: be aware of your footwear

In summer’s warmer weather, you may be sporting flip flops or sandals – but take care and make sure you are in suitable footwear when visiting your HWRC. You just don’t know what may have fallen on the ground where you’re walking, or who might drop something heavy, so sensible shoes are a must, and bare feet are definitely not allowed!

Follow the signs

Skips are clearly laid out and signed to help you find them easily. If you need a hand unloading an item from your vehicle, just ask a member of staff, who will be happy to help.

Keep kids and pets in vehicles

With cars, vans and trucks and bulky items being moved around, it is important that children of all ages (from toddlers to teens), as well as pets, stay in your vehicle for their own safety. Children are often keen to be green and help out at the HWRC – but sorting through your materials at home can help to keep them engaged with recycling, as well as safe.

Visit your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre:

  • Greasbrough - Car Hill, S61 4QL
  • Bramley - Lidget Lane, S65 4LY
  • Rawmarsh - Warren Vale, S62 7SS
  • North Anston - Magilla, Common Road, S25 4AH 

You can check the wide range of items that can be recycled before attending site online.

Visit the Bins, rubbish and recycling webpage

Opening hours, inc Bank Holidays:

1 April - 30 September: 10.00 am to 6.30 pm

1 October - 31 March: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

All of our sites are open six days a week and each site is closed on a set day.


Closing day

Magilla, Common Road, North Anston, S25 4AH

Closed every Tuesday

Car Hill, Greasbrough, S61 4QL

Closed every Wednesday

Warren Vale, Rawmarsh, S62 7SS

Closed every Thursday

Lidget Lane, Bramley, S65 4LY

Closed every Friday

Site restrictions

To help keep the recycling centres safe and so that we can all recycle efficiently, a few restrictions remain in place at all sites.

Cars, people carriers (up to 8 seats) and 4x4s are accepted without a waste permit.

Small vans, 4x4 pick-ups, cars with small trailers, light commercial vehicles and mini buses (more than 8 seats) that are not sign-written or commercially owned require an authorised permit to access the sites. Vehicles over 1.83 metres (6 feet) will only be granted access to the Magilla and Car Hill sites.

There are also some restrictions on the amount of certain types of waste that can be recycled.

Details on restricted waste and how to request a permit for vehicles are available online.

Visit the Bins, rubbish and recycling webpage