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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.

Temporary changes 7 September to 26 October 2015

There will be temporary changes to the operating hours and procedures between 7 September and 26 October 2015.

Please read the following information before you visit the site, as there is a reduction in the opening hours, and vans, pickups, and cars with trailers will be required to use a different site.

Why are there temporary changes to the site?

We are making these changes so that resurfacing can take place. This will mean that the large waste and recycling containers will be moved to a different part of the site during this period. 

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 6  September 2015  8am to 8pm  7am to 6pm
 During  works  7 September to 26  October 2015  8am to 4pm  8am to 4pm
 Summer  27 October to 31  October 2015  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.

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.

Temporary change of location 7 September to 26 October 2015

If your booking is for a date between 7 September and 26 October, you will be informed of the alternative site in Tipton where you will need to take your waste and recycling.

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 one hour before the site closes, If you arrive later than this you will not be able to use the site.

Recycling banks

Now that the blue lid recycling collection has been established across Sandwell, the council has removed all of its recycling banks, apart from the glass recycling banks at Langley High Street car park, Langley B69 4SN. Please note that this site is for glass packaging from domestic properties only.

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