Cheshire East Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) Reopened

All eight Cheshire East Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) sites are now open, operating seven days a week from 8.30am–5pm. In order to visit you will need to observe social distancing measures which means site staff will not be able to assist anyone.

Cheshire East Council has put additional restrictions and management systems in place to ensure everyone's safety:

  • Access is permitted for cars only. Pedestrians must not access the site. No vans, vehicle trailers or commercial vehicles will be allowed.
  • No more than two people should be in the car and no children are allowed. Where younger children can’t stay at home, they will be allowed to travel in but they must not get out of the car.
  • It is your own responsibility to adhere to the two-metres social distancing when on the site. Please be considerate towards others using the site.
  • Site staff will not be able to help you with the unloading or lifting of items. You must do this yourself or to have a second person with you to help with heavy or bulky items.

To help prevent people travelling from areas outside of Cheshire East, you may be asked for evidence of your address – so bring a recent utility bill or council tax bill with you.

Waste from households containing people who have Covid-19 symptoms should be double bagged and left for 72 hours before being brought to site. Anyone using abusive language or intimidating behaviour towards site staff or other people will be asked to leave.

Cheshire East Council is temporarily introducing an odd and even number plate system to help us manage traffic and reduce queuing. This means you can only visit the Household Waste and Recycling Centres on certain days depending on your vehicle number plate.

Starting with Odd numbers on Monday 11th May and alternating each day after. More information can be found on Cheshire East Council's website: