Chalvey household waste recycling centre

Using the centre and opening hours

Please note:

  1. some charges came into effect on 1 November 2022. You must pay the agreed amount for any charged waste first before disposing of them
  2. there may be conditions on certain materials; please check the lists before you come to the centre - items may be refused if the lists aren't followed:
    1. items we do not accept
    2. household items we accept free of charge
    3. non-household items we accept and charges - charges came into effect on 1 November 2022.
  3. at the site:
    1. remove waste items out of any black sacks or plastic bags and
    2. separate your waste and recycling into the correct labelled containers
  4. waste disposed of in the non-recycling container will be sent for incineration at Lakeside Electricity from Waste (EfW).


  • 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.

Opening hours

  • Winter - 1 October to 31 March
    • Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5pm.
  • Summer - 1 April to 30 September
    • Monday to Sunday: 9am - 6pm.

Last entry is 15 minutes before closing.

Days the site is closed

The public site is open 7 days a week, including bank holidays but does close on:

  • Christmas Day – 25 December
  • Boxing Day – 26 December and
  • New Year's Day – 1 January.