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HRCs site rules and guidance

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.

Don't let good things go to waste

HRC staff are on hand to give advice on where your items can be recycled and even help you sort any recyclable items from your bags, you can now also recycle your food waste in the silver food waste wheelie bins situated at both HRCs

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

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


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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 (two skips).
  • Small electrical household items (no microwaves).
  • Plasterboard.
  • Wood.
  • Books.
  • Textiles.
Area two
  • Cardboard only (no paper).
  • Textiles.
  • General rubbish.
  • Batteries (car and household).
  • Paint.
  • Food Waste.
  • Toy bank.
  • POPS (Soft furnishings).
  • Vapes.
Area three
  • Old TVs.
  • Large appliances (fridges/freezers etc).
  • Waste oils (vegetable and mineral).
  • Flat screen TVs.
Area four
  • Chemicals shed.
  • Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
  • Gas and helium canisters.
  • Asbestos (special rules apply).
Area five
  • Soil and rubble.
  • Paper and cardboard (from blue bag).
  • Plastic, tins and glass.
  • Foiled beverage cartons and crisps tubes.
  • Textiles (no duvets/pillows).
  • Tyres and wheels.

Illustration of the Hortonwood HRC map


Last updated: 22/03/2024 10:46

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