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Merchants Household Waste Recycling Centre

Opening times (from Monday 2 October 2023)
Day Time
Monday - Sunday (excl. Tuesday)   9am - 4pm
Tuesday

10am - 5pm

Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. We're open on other bank holidays.

Location

Merchants Way, Aldridge WS9 8SW

Map of Merchants Household Waste Recycling Centre location

Items accepted

Make sure to separate your waste before coming to the tip. We accept:

  • batteries
  • bagged household waste
  • cans
  • cooking/engine oil
  • electrical items / fridges / freezers
  • fluorescent tubes
  • furniture
  • garden waste
  • glass (bottles and jars)
  • large domestic appliances
  • newspapers, magazines, catalogues and junk mail
  • paint
  • plasterboard
  • plastic household containers
  • scrap metal
  • shoes
  • soil, rubble and hard core
  • televisions and monitors
  • textiles - clothes and accessories
  • cardboard
  • wood

Restrictions

Vans, pick-ups and trailers

Vans and trailers must be pre-booked. You must give a minimum notice of one clear working day. Only one tip per week is permitted.

Contact us to make an appointment.

There is a weight limit of 2.5 tonnes gross for vans and pick-ups, this means the weight of the vehicle and the waste together should be no more than 2.5 tonnes. Large commercial type trailers will not be admitted. You'll need to provide proof that you live in Walsall when you arrive on site.

Long wheel base vehicles

We cannot accept any vehicles longer than 6 metres in length.  Due to their size, these vehicles cause congestion and delays for other users by blocking off bays while unloading. We also have to consider health and safety issues for our staff and other vehicles from these larger vehicles manoeuvering on site. 

People carriers and 4X4s

There are no restrictions on bringing domestic waste to our Household Waste Recycling Centres in large domestic vehicles such as 4×4s and people carriers. Larger vehicles which have been adapted to make them wheelchair accessible (WAVs) will be accepted.

Commercial waste

No commercial or business waste is permitted on the site. You will be refused access if the operator suspects you are disposing of commercial waste.