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The Household Recycling Centre (the tip)

If you have extra recycling or rubbish that won't fit in your household bins, you can take it to our Household Recycling Centre (often called 'the tip') at Shidas Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2BP.

When's the tip open?

Important - changes to opening times from 29 February 2016

Please note that from Monday 29 February 2016 the opening hours for this site are changing.

The revised opening hours of the site will be as follows:

Daily opening times (including weekends) will be 8am to 4pm.

The Household Recycling Centre will continue to be open every day of the year, including Bank Holidays (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

Revised Tip opening times
Season Dates Monday to Friday Weekends
 Current opening times  1 November 2015 to 28  February 2016  8am to 6pm  8am to 4pm
 Future opening times  From Monday 29  February 2016  8am to 4pm  8am to 4pm

Please note these changes. We apologise for any inconvenience that these changes may cause, but assure you that the level of the service will stay the same. The changes will help the council to maintain the quality of waste services, without increasing the council tax burden on residents any further.

You can give us your comments on this change by emailing

The tip is for Sandwell residents only, to dispose of rubbish and recycling from their own homes.

You can check how busy the tip is, by checking the live webcam

More than 60% of the waste taken to the centre in Shidas Lane is recycled.

Some of the things you can dispose of:

  • car batteries, engine oil, household batteries and electrical items
  • energy saving light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • rubble and soil - eight bags or 200kg maximum per month
  • fridges, freezers and furniture
  • scrap metal, timber and glass
  • paint.

We're also able to recycle a wide range of items at the tip including:

  • emulsion paint
  • mattresses
  • carpets
  • tyres
  • hard plastics
  • vegetable oil
  • gas bottles
  • TV monitors and screens
  • bric a brac (reusable household items)
  • UPVC frames
  • sheets of glass.

To make your visit quicker, please separate your recycling into different types before you get there. Remember that most items can be recycled rather than putting them in the general waste container.

Staff on the site are always happy to help with awkward loads and to advise whether they can be recycled.

Trade or business waste

We do not accept any trade or business waste.

Landlords and other businesses are strictly prohibited from using the centre and all waste deposited at the site is monitored.

See trade waste collections for further details.

Vans, larger vehicles and trailers

If you are driving a van or towing a trailer, you will need to make an appointment by calling 0121 511 1505. The line is open 8am-4pm from Monday to Friday.

Please note that there are size and length restrictions for vehicles and trailers, which we will tell you about when you call.

Recycling banks

Now that the blue lid recycling collection has been established across Sandwell, the council has removed all of its recycling banks.

Residents can continue to take their recyclable items to the Household Recycling Centre in Shidas Lane, so if you have extra recycling or rubbish that won't fit in your household bins, you can take it to our Household Recycling Centre (often called "the tip") at Shidas Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2BP