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Rubbish Tips (Household Waste Recycling Centres)

Find a Household Waste Recycling Centre including opening times and what you can take.

The Household Waste Recycling Centres are for domestic household waste only and NOT trade waste.  For further information about disposing of trade, commercial or business waste please see .

Going to the rubbish tip in a car?

If you are a resident of Wolverhampton and plan to visit the tip in a car, you can access the site at any time during the opening hours, there's no need to book and you can dispose of the following list of items at the tip free of charge:

  • car batteries, gas bottles, household batteries and electrical items
  • energy saving light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • garden waste, rubble and soils
  • fridges, freezers, mattresses and furniture
  • scrap metal, timber, chipboard and plasterboard
  • bulky plastic items, textiles and glass
  • used cooking oil, tyres and engine oil

Please note, you can only pdf icon recycle certain types of plastics [402kb] at the tips.

Opening times for the tip over Christmas and New Year 2018

The local tips will be open normal hours apart from being closed on the following days:

  • 24th December - Open until 2pm
  • 25th December
  • 26th December
  • 1st January

Opening hours

SiteLocationOpening times

Anchor Lane

WV14 9NE

Location map

  • Monday     10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday     CLOSED
  • Wednesday     CLOSED
  • Thursday     10am to 5pm
  • Friday    10am to 4pm
  • Saturday    8am to 4pm
  • Sunday     8am to 4pm
Shaw RoadBushbury
WV10 9LA

Location map
  • Monday: 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday: CLOSED
  • Saturday: 8am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 4pm


Both sites are open on bank holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

These sites are operated by Wolverhampton City Council for residents of Wolverhampton and North Dudley only

You may be asked for ID showing your postcode (e.g. Driving Licence, recent Council Tax bill)


To help with traffic congestion at and around the site it would be appreciated if users would separate their waste into the suitable categories prior to visiting the site.

Going to the rubbish tip in a van, larger vehicle or with a trailer?

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Apply for a Tip Permit
You'll need to apply for a Tip Permit and book a time slot if you want to take your waste in a van, car with a trailer, pick-up truck, commercial type vehicle. You can now register for a Tip permit and book a time slot through My Account which also gives you access to a range of Council services. For more information on tip permits please see here. If you wish to apply use the link above.

Large Land Rovers, ex-army type vehicles, camper vans and motor homes are not accepted on the permit scheme.

Commercial waste

We do not accept any trade, commercial or business waste. See Commercial Waste for further information.

Alternative ways to reuse and dispose of your bulky waste for free

  • Offer to give away your unwanted items for free on Freecycle (Wolverhampton Group) 
  • Recycle Now is the national recycling campaign for England
  • Contact a local charity who may be able to collect your unwanted items from you 
  • Take your waste to either the Shaw Road or Anchor Lane Civic Amenity sites (commonly known as the "tip".)