Our household waste recycling centres (tips) allow residents of Kirklees to bring waste material from their households to be recycled or disposed of.

Waste from businesses and trade work cannot be disposed of at these sites. See Business, trade waste and hazardous waste for information.

You can now register for a My Kirklees Account to manage your household waste and recycling permits and report any problems. You must register your vehicle to use these centres.

Using our household waste recycling centres

Please keep your details up to date, such as a change of car, by using the update or renew sections below

You don't need to bring a printed permit with you. As you drive into one of our sites a member of staff will check your vehicle registration number on a tablet computer. As long as you're registered you'll be able to unload your vehicle.

Register your vehicle to use a household waste recycling centre

You can register two vehicles to your home address in Kirklees.

If you have a large vehicle, you will also need to upload an image of page 2 of your V5 vehicle registration document.

Large vehicles include:

  • Vans (not exceeding 3 tonnes)
  • Camper vans (under 2 metres in height)
  • 4x4s with a pick-up

Trailers are allowed. They are limited to 6 feet or 1.83 meters in length, single axle and 12 visits per year.

The following vehicles cannot use our centres: box type vans, vans exceeding 3 tonnes, flat-bed vehicles, pick-ups (excluding 4x4s), minibuses, horse boxes and agricultural vehicles.

Vehicles that can use use Household Waste and Recycling Centres

If you have a hire car or van you will have 7 days to use the site. The 7 day period will commence from the date of the agreement and we will ask for a council tax or utility bill showing the address on the hire agreement. You do not need to register online.

Please read the terms and conditions before you register your vehicle

Step 1 - Register for a My Kirklees Account

  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Manage your account all in one place

Clock Registering takes around 10 minutes

Paperclip To complete your registration you will need a valid personal email address.

Register online
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Step 2 - Register your vehicle to use a household waste recycling centre

  • To register your vehicle, you will first need to complete Step 1 to register and login to your My Kirklees Account.
  • You can register two vehicles at your property in Kirklees
  • Registration of large vehicles can take at least three days for our decision.

Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

To register your vehicle you will need your vehicle registration number, make and model.

To register a large vehicle you will need your registration number, make, model, page 2 of your V5 and photos of the front and side view of your vehicle.

Login to register a vehicle

After you've applied

You will receive a confirmation email about your registration, you will no longer receive a paper permit.

Cars, estates, people carriers and 4x4s (without pick-ups) will get immediate confirmation and can use our centres straight away.

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Update your registration to use a household waste recycling centre

Step 1 - Register for a My Kirklees Account

  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Manage your account all in one place

Clock Registering takes around 10 minutes

Paperclip To complete your registration you will need a valid personal email address.

Register online
Digital Kirklees transaction logo

Update your registration to use a household waste recycling centre

To update your registration to use a household waste recycling centre, you will first need to complete Step 1 to register and login to your My Kirklees Account.

To update your registration you will need your vehicle registration number.

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes

Login to update your details

After you've applied

Your details will be automatically updated and will show inside your account

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Renew your registration to use a household waste recycling centre

Step 1 - Register for a My Kirklees Account

  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Manage your account all in one place

Clock Registering takes around 10 minutes

Paperclip To complete your registration you will need a valid personal email address.

Register online
Digital Kirklees transaction logo

Renew your registration to use a household waste recycling centre

To renew your registration to use a household waste recycling centre, you will first need to complete Step 1 to register and login to your My Kirklees Account.

To renew your registration you will need your vehicle registration number.

You can renew your permits 14 days before expiry. If you do not renew during this time, you will have to register your vehicle again.

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes

Login to renew your permits

After you've applied

Your details will be automatically updated and will show inside your account

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Book for free disposal of plaster and plasterboard

You must book online before you can dispose of your plaster and plasterboard waste at a household waste recycling centre. Disposal is still free, but must be booked in advance.

Book your plaster and plasterboard free disposal at a household waste recycling centre

Your vehicle must be registered to use our household waste recycling centres.

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes

Book online

After you've booked

Only gypsum based plaster can be disposed (not cement based). Hardened plaster or plasterboard is accepted.

The waste must be delivered in bags or full sheets.

You will need to see a member of staff on site to confirm your booking and to show you where you need to deposit your plaster or plasterboard on site.

Locations

Household waste recycling centre locations
Address Location on a map
Emerald Street (off Hillhouse Lane)
Huddersfield
HD1 6BY
Map of Emerald Street
Bent Ley Road
Meltham
Huddersfield
HD9 4AP
Map of Bent Ley Road
Bromley Farm
Upper Cumberworth (off Barnsley Road)
HD8 8NN
Map of Bromley Farm
Weaving Lane (off Thornhill Road)
Dewsbury
WF12 9QR
Map of Weaving Lane
Nab Lane (off Pheasant Drive)
Birstall
WF17 9LR
Map of Nab Lane

Opening times

Opening times for household waste recycling centres
Day Opening time
Weekdays
  • Summer (BST): 8am to 5pm
  • Winter (GMT): 8am to 4pm
Saturday 8am to 4pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
New Year's Day Closed

What you can take to recycle

  • Batteries (including domestic and car batteries)
  • Beverage cartons
  • Bicycles
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cooking oil
  • Electrical goods
  • Fridge freezers
  • Garden waste (not including soil, turf, rubble or hardcore - please see below)
  • Gas bottles
  • General waste
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Household chemicals
  • Metal
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Plaster and plasterboard (you will need to book for free disposal of plaster and plasterboard)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Textiles
  • Wood

What you can't take to recycle

  • Brick
  • Ceramics e.g. tiles, toilets, sinks and cisterns
  • Hardcore
  • Paving slabs
  • Rubble
  • Soil
  • Turf
  • Stone

These items cannot be accepted at household waste recycling centres. You can arrange to have this material collected by the council for a fee. Order a Bulky household waste collection.

Please note the Council can only take small manageable amounts of soil, rubble and hard core, only if the waste is bagged, the bag can be no bigger than 15 kilos, up to a total of 4 bags and the bags must be strong enough to be able to transport to the vehicle without splitting.

More information: Bins and recycling - what goes where

A to Z list of what to do with your unwanted items and rubbish - which bin they go in, if they can be taken to household waste recycling centres (tips) or other recycling sites, and what other alternatives there are for disposing of them.

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