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Find a recycling centre or rubbish tip

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?

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

Tip opening times
Season Dates Monday to Friday Weekends
 Summer 1 March to 31 October  8am to 8pm  7am to 6pm
 Winter 1 November to 28 February  8am to 6pm  8am to 4pm

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

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 lightbulbs 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.

You will need to call at least 24 hours in advance, as it is not possible to take a booking for the day of the call.

Please call early in the week to make a weekend appointment.

Vans and cars with trailers booked in must be on site before 7pm week days and 5pm weekends, after these times you will not be able to use the site.

Find a recycling bank

There are many recycling banks sites across Sandwell which give residents the opportunity to recycle their unwanted items using these banks or alongside their kerbside collection service. You can recycle cans, glass, paper and textiles in the banks.