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The Household Recycling Centre (the tip)

The tip on Shidas Lane in Oldbury is open. Visits to the site are by pre-booked appointment only.

You must make a booking for every visit you make to the tip.

You can now book more than one car tip booking.

Car users without a trailer can now book as many slots as they like.

Vans, pick ups or cars with a trailer are limited to one booking every two weeksCheck restrictions on van, trailer and pick up bookings.

You can book appointments up to two weeks in advance. The tip is open daily, including weekends 8am to 4pm.

Once you have made your appointment, you can amend the date, time or vehicle registration or cancel it up to 8am on the day of your booking.

You will need to bring one piece of identification for the property where the waste has come from along with your booking reference number when you visit, as this may be checked and without it you will be turned away.

You can also make last minute bookings on the day, provided there is a booking slot left. You must bring your booking reference email confirmation with you, if you have made a late booking.

Book a visit to the tip

Instructions for visiting the tip

COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so when you visit the tip and any other public spaces, please still take precautions. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, cover your face if social distancing isn't possible, and keep your distance from others. 

Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test result shouldn’t visit the tip (Household Recycling Centre) until the isolation period has passed.

Sorting your rubbish and where to put it

To make your visit quicker, please separate the different types of rubbish or recycling before you get to the tip. 

Remember that most items can be recycled rather than putting them in the general waste container.

Please see the list below to see where the different containers are located. There are clear signs on the skips, but if you can’t see the one you need, please ask one of the site operatives. For a full list of what you can take to the site.

On the right hand side as you drive in – these are the smaller containers and cages in front of the staff Portakabin

  • Engine oil (limit 5 litres)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Florescent tubes and energy saving light bulbs (limit 10 tubes)
  • Gas bottles (not small "disposable" helium balloon cylinders - these will need to be emptied and placed in the scrap metal bay after all excess gas is released) Two bottles maximum per month
  • Car batteries
  • Household batteries

On the right side past the staff Portakabin – these are the lowered skips behind the railings:

  • Small electrical items
  • Wood
  • Scrap metal
  • Garden Waste
  • Cardboard
  • Carpets
  • Plasterboard (eight bags or 200kg maximum per month)
  • Soil and ceramics (eight bags or 200kg maximum per month)
  • Hard-core and rubble (eight bags or 200kg maximum per month)
  • Mattresses
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Asbestos (non-trade only, see the asbestos removal page for details of procedure to be followed)
  • Tyres (4 non-commercial vehicle tyres maximum per month)
  • UPVC doors and window frames
  • Non-ferrous metals
  • General waste/black bagged waste

On the left hand side - these are the ground level skips and containers

  • Textiles and clothing 
  • Plastic bottles
  • Cans
  • TVs
  • Paper
  • Sheet glass 
  • Glass bottles
  • Reusable household items (furniture / small electricals / bric-a-brac) – place in mobile van or make staff aware if van not onsite. Alternatively, book a reusable item collection with Community Transport 

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.

Please note that site staff may refuse access to anyone if there is reasonable suspicion that the waste brought to the site is from a business activity or of a type that cannot be accepted at the site.

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.

CCTV and body-worn cameras

Please note that CCTV is in operation at the tip and staff are fitted with body-worn cameras at all times.

The use of these devices is for public and staff safety and to help investigate complaints and incidents which may happen on site.

There are signs advertising camera usage and all data recorded is treated in line with current General Data Protection Regulations.

If members of the public wish to view footage taken of them, they can request it in writing to the Waste Transfer Station Manager, Serco Ltd, Shidas Lane, Oldbury, B69 2BP. It must be within 31 days before the footage is deleted from the system.

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