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Household waste recycling centre - Tip

Residents of Dudley Borough can dispose of their household waste at the household waste recycling centre (the tip) in Stourbridge.

Household waste recycling centre closure

Due to Coronavirus, the household waste recycling centre is currently closed until further notice.

Recycling Centre Information

What can be recycled?

  • Paper
  • Cardboard (please remove any Polystyrene or plastic wrapping)
  • Food and drinks cans
  • Plastic bottles
  • Timber (including MDF, LDF, HDF, chipboard and laminated boards)
  • Green Organic garden waste (For composting)
  • Bricks, concrete, rubble & ceramics
  • Scrap metal
  • Car and household batteries
  • Used engine oil
  • Cooking oil
  • Textiles
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Small electrical items (if disposing of computers please ensure that you safeguard your personal information)
  • Large electrical items (including old cookers and washing machines)
  • Fluorescent tubes & energy saving light bulbs
  • TVs and monitors

Prohibited items and materials

  • Ammunition, explosives, fireworks / marine flares
  • Animal Carcasses
  • Asbestos
  • Beer barrels or kegs
  • Clinical Waste
  • Commercial type fridges & freezers
  • Commercial, industrial or construction plant tyres
  • Industrial waste
  • Large or difficult waste: discarded vehicles, trailers, sheds, boats, caravans, large tree stumps, large stones/boulders, engines,
  • Medicines
  • Petrol and diesel
  • Poisonous weed & invasive species (including but not limited to Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam & Common Ragwort)
  • Septic tanks
  • Trade waste
  • Waste that is not from your own home

Restricted materials

  • Paint - No restrictions
  • Plasterboard - Not classified as household waste but the site accepts one standard sized refuse sack arising from minor DIY projects per visit.
  • Asbestos - Not accepted
  • Household Chemicals - No restrictions
  • Gas Bottles - Please return to the original supplier or manufacturer wherever possible. We no longer accept BOC or any Industrial Gas cylinder. LPG (Butane and Propane) cylinders are limited to 1 per visit (max 17kg empty weight). See details of the LPG Cylinder Supply and Return
  • Tyres - Tyres are not classified as household waste and we recommend disposal through the garage or tyre fitter supplying your new tyre / tyres (which may involve a disposal cost). However, we accept one car tyre per visit. Commercial and industrial tyres are prohibited.
  • Hardcore, Rubble and Soil - Limited to the equivalent of 2 standard sized refuse sacks of soil, rubble and tiles per visit. Must be brought to the site separately bagged or boxed and then emptied directly into the correct container.
  • Used Engine Oil - No restrictions


When items come to the end of their useful life, it’s important to consider the various disposal options available. Most people recognise that recycling is better for the environment than simply burying rubbish in landfill sites. However, many of us fail to consider other options which might be even better for the environment, such as waste prevention or whether items could be reused.

In order to maximise recycling rates at the HWRC, it is suggested that householders sort all waste into the correct containers for recycling on site. Pre-sorting materials before visiting the site will make visits easier and quicker. Any items suitable for reuse should be handed to a site operative.

Van and trailer permits

If you use a car towing a trailer or a commercial type vehicle to dispose of your household waste at Dudley Council’s household waste recycling centre (HWRC) you will need to apply for our van and trailer permit.

Van and trailer permits

Charity waste van and trailer permits scheme

Commercial Waste

Commercial waste is not accepted at the Birmingham Road site.

Height Barriers

Height barriers are in operation at the site. The height barrier is set at 6'-6" (1.98 metres) at the entrance to the car park complex. Any vehicles above 6ft 6" will need to make an appointment, available on Wednesdays only. 

Please note that the use of small trailers (maximum of 1.8 metres) will only be allowed at this site by prior appointment.

Traffic Congestion

To minimise traffic congestion at the site it would be appreciated if users would segregate their waste into the suitable categories prior to visiting the site.

Wolverhampton Household Waste and Recycling Centre - Anchor Lane

Dudley residents living in the North of the borough are able to use the Anchor lane recycling site.

Opening times:

  • Monday: 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: 10am to 7pm
  • Friday: 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 4pm

What can be recycled at Anchor Lane?

  • Summer: 1 April to 30 September:
    • Daily: 8am to 4pm
    • Late night Thursday: 8am to 6pm
    Winter: 1 October to 31 March:
    • Daily: 8am to 4pm
    Closed dates

    The centre is open throughout the year but is closed on the following days:

    • 1 January
    • 25 December
    • 26 December
  • Birmingham Street (A458) in Stourbridge.

    The site is situated through a car park complex approximately 100 metres along the A458 from the Stourbridge Ring Road (DY8 1JE).

  • To arrange an appointment please contact:

    Waste Care - 0300 555 2345

    Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Saturdays - 9am to 12noon

    Please note that the facility for appointments for small trailers or oversize vehicles will be available to Dudley residents only.

    *For vehicles above 6'6" appointments will need to be made in advance.  These appointments are available on Wednesdays only.  Please contact us on the number above to book an appointment.