HRCs site rules and guidance

Household recycling centres are open with site rules in place

Updated 19 March 2021

From Monday 22 March 2021 until Sunday 6 June 2021, the HRC opening hours are being temporarily extended from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

Household recycling centres at Halesfield and Hortonwood are expected to be busy, with queues at times. In accordance with Government guidelines, social distancing must be observed for everyone's safety. Visitors are advised to wear face coverings during their visit. 

We remind you to please think carefully before you decide to visit the site. Non-essential use puts yourself, other members of the public and our staff at risk from spreading coronavirus COVID-19. Please continue to use all the kerbside recycling and waste collection services as much as possible.

If you do need to visit the recycling centres, be prepared to queue, please be patient and follow the site rules, ensuring that you stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

Site rules will be displayed on site. Please also follow the advice of the operatives on the ground as they are there to help you.


View the queue

View the queue cameras are available at both HRCs. Please note the camera will show if there is a queue at the entrance to the site, not how long the queue is. Queues are unpredictable and change quickly.

View the live camera at the entrance of Halesfield HRC

View the live camera at the entrance of Hortonwood HRC 


Plan your visit

To speed up your visit to the sites, separate your items before heading out, this will enable you to complete your visit quickly and safely, especially if you are not familiar with the location of the recycling/disposal containers at the sites, please download a site map, this will really help plan your journey effectively and efficiently.

Download the Halesfield HRC site map to help you plan your visit

Download the Hortonwood HRC site map to help you plan your visit


Site rules in place

Please note that the extra rules and guidelines in place may cause delays and we ask you to be patient. Our staff are working hard in difficult circumstances to keep the sites operating and from the 22 March 2021 until the 6 June 2021, we will have temporarily extended the opening hours from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week. We ask you to treat the HRC team and other users with respect at all times.

Operatives are following Government and industry guidance on personal hygiene and you are urged to do the same by using hand sanitiser and washing your hands on your return home, remember 'Hands - Face - Space'.

Telford and Wrekin HRCs cannot legally accept business or trade waste, e.g. waste from a builder or other tradesman carrying our work to a house he does not live in, waste from a landlord of a property, or someone offering to clear any rubbish from a house which isn't their own.

Last updated: 19/03/2021 07:52

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