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Household Recycling Centre

The Household Recycling Centre (the tip)

If you have extra recycling, garden waste or household rubbish that won't fit in the correct bins that you have at home, 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

The opening hours for the tip have changed to 8am to 4pm every day including weekends.

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

Tip opening times
Dates Monday to Friday Weekends
 From Monday 29  February 2016  8am to 4pm 8am to 4pm

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:

  • garden waste - all types
  • 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
  • asbestos - non-trade only, see asbestos removal page for details of procedure to be followed

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.

If you are bringing plaster or other dusty materials to the tip, put it in sealed bags before you get to the site and dispose of the whole bag without opening it.

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 need to make an appointment by calling at least 24 hours before you want to visit. Please note that during busy periods your preferred booking date may not be available. Call 0121 511 1505 between 8am-4pm from Monday to Friday to book an appointment.

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

Other Places to recycle

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 

For other ways to recycle, see the What can be recycled? page