Household waste recycling centres

Household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) are provided as a place where residents can safely dispose their household waste and recycling free of charge. There are 3 centres available to Slough residents.

  • Chalvey - White Hart Road, off Spackmans Way, SL1 2SF.
  • Burnham - Crowpiece Lane, SL2 3TG.
  • Langley - Langley Park Road, SL3 6DD.

Details for the Burnham and Langley centres can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

Chalvey Household Waste Recycling Centre

The Chalvey HWRC is available to Slough and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead residents only. Most items of household waste can be accepted free of charge.

Opening hours

The public site is open 7 days a week. Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing.

  • Winter - 1 October to 31 March
    Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed - Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day 
  • Summer - 1 April to 30 September
    Monday to Sunday: 9am - 6pm

Using the centre

In order to maintain high recycling rates, reduce illegal dumping and abuse by traders, an acceptance guidance is in place which details what items can and cannot be accepted. Please be aware that certain items may be refused if you have not followed this guidance.

If you need assistance recycling or unloading any items from your vehicle, please ask a site operative who will be happy to help. 

Site plan

Recycling & disposal

  • There may be conditions on certain materials; check the waste and recycling acceptance guidance before travelling to the centre.
  • Separate all your waste and recycling into the correct labelled containers provided.
  • Remove contents from black sacks and plastic bags. 
  • Please be aware that waste disposed of in the non-recycling container will be sent to landfill. 

Vehicle access

  • You do not need a permit to enter.
  • The entrance barrier has a height restriction of 1.75 metres (5ft 9inches). Users should check before entering.
  • Vehicles not able to enter through the height barrier or those carrying commercial waste will need to access the Waste Transfer Station.

Safety

  • It is not permitted to park outside the centre and carry waste into the site.
  • Children and pets must remain in your vehicle when visiting the site.

Waste Transfer Station

If there is an enquiry in to the origin of the waste that you are bringing to the HWRC, the site operative may refer you to the lower site and weighbridge.

Drivers should report to the weighbridge office, where vehicles are inspected to make sure only domestic waste is being disposed and recycled.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 7am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 7.30am - 12pm
  • Closed on Sunday and bank holidays.

Safety

  • Yellow hi-visibility vests must be worn when using the weighbridge. A vest can be loaned to you and must be returned when leaving the site.
  • Suitable footwear must be worn. Open-toed footwear is prohibited and you will not be allowed to tip.

Commercial or trade waste

Commercial or trade waste operators will not be able to access the HWRC. Please visit the weighbridge during opening times.

Traders will need to show copies of their ‘Waste Carriers Licence’ at time of tipping. Businesses have a legal duty of care to dispose of their waste properly and must pay commercial rates. It is illegal to deposit trade waste at the HWRC.