HRCs site rules and guidance

Household recycling centres are open with site rules in place

Updated 8 November 2021

From Sunday 1 November 2021 the HRCs opening hours returned to 9am - 5pm seven days a week.

Please note: that in ensuring our HRC sites are fully COVID-19 compliant, eventualities may arise where last entry is earlier than advertised meaning entry may be refused upon arrival. We ask you to treat the HRC team and other users with respect at all times. .

Household recycling centres at Halesfield and Hortonwood are expected to be busy, with queues at times. Visitors are advised to wear face coverings during their visit and keep to a safe distance. 

If you do need to visit the recycling centres, be prepared to queue, please be patient and follow the site rules. 

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.

Site rules in place

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.

View the queue

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.

If you are experiencing issues with viewing the cameras, clear your browser history on your device, this should resolve the problems, to do this go to settings and select clear your cache or browser history.

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 Hortonwood HRC site map to help you plan your visit


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Opening hours

Opening hours are be 9am - 5pm, seven days a week.

Only closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, they are open for all other bank holidays.

Items that can be recycled

This table displays the items that can be recycled at Hortonwood HRC.
Recycling areas List of recyclable items
Area one
  • Metal.
  • Hard plastics.
  • Garden waste.
  • Small electrical household items (no microwaves).
Area two
  • Cardboard only (no paper).
  • Timber.
  • General rubbish.
  • Batteries (car and household).
  • Paint.
Area three
  • Old TVs.
  • Large appliances (fridges/freezers etc).
  • Waste oils (vegetable and mineral).
  • Flat screen TVs.
Area four
  • Chemicals.
  • Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
  • Gas and helium canisters.
  • Asbestos.
Area five
  • Soil and rubble.
  • Paper and cardboard (from blue bag.
  • Plastic, tins and glass.
  • Books and media.
  • Waxy beverage and food cartons.
  • Textiles (no duvets/pillows).
  • Tyres and wheels.

Illustration of the Hortonwood HRC map

Last updated: 14/12/2021 09:34

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