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Walsall tips are now open with limited operations

Following government guidance, Walsall’s HWRCs (tips) reopened with limited operations and strict social distancing measures in place on Saturday 16 May 2020 to support residents needing to dispose of accumulated domestic waste.

Opening Times:

You can now 'view the queue' at each site via a live web cam feed at the above links. This will be a live feed and will not be recorded.


Accepted waste

  • Black bags, containing items which can decompose and may cause a hazard to health (excess food waste, nappies, hygiene products, pet waste etc.)
  • Garden waste (grass and hedge cuttings, leaves, weeds, old plants and flowers)
  • Large electrical items (fridges, tumble dryers, televisions etc.)
  • Furniture and some bulky items (three-piece suite, mattress, drawers, carpet etc.)

In addition to these items:

  • From Monday 15 June Merchants Way HWRC only can also accept scrap metal and wood.
  • From Saturday 20 June Fryers Road HWRC only can also accept soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard.
Strictly no trade waste can be accepted at either site.  If you bring items we cannot accept you will need to take them back home with you.

Making your way to the sites

Please expect to queue

We expect demand for both sites to be high, so expect to queue when you approach the HWRCs.  We will be on hand to guide you.

Identification and proof of residency

You will need two forms of identification. One must be photo ID (drivers licence, passport, etc.) and the other must show proof of Walsall residency (recent utility bill, current council tax summary). Please remain in your vehicle whilst in the queue, and show your ID through the closed window of your vehicle to HWRC operatives. 

Safety and social distancing

Social distancing measures are in place throughout both sites and you need to remain within your marked bay whilst unloading your vehicle.  Bulky items can be left in the marked zone at the side of your bay.  We will remove them when your vehicle has left.  Please exit the sites using the traffic management guidance and direction from site operatives.


Please note:

  • Residents who are showing symptoms of COVID-19, in a 14-day household isolation or who are vulnerable and remaining at home for shielding purposes should not attend HWRC sites. 
  • For households with residents showing COVID-19 symptoms, waste should be left for 72 hours before being double-bagged and brought to the HWRC. 
  • Sites will operate on a ‘one car out, one car in’ arrangement, controlled by the staff on-site who will direct residents where to park and unload.
  • Residents must remain in their vehicle while queuing to aid with social distancing and must not leave their vehicle until it is necessary to get out.
  • Pedestrians walking in with waste will not be permitted access to the sites.
  • Only one person will be permitted in each car, unless bringing a bulky item that requires two people to unload it or if the person is registered as having a disability and carries an authorised Blue Badge. If two people are required they must be from the same household.
  • Site staff will be unable to offer any assistance with unloading vehicles or carrying items.
  • To comply with social distancing restrictions both sites will be operating with revised layouts, marked with signage and barriers to limit pedestrian movement.
  • Visitors must observe social distancing at all times. Residents who do not comply with social distancing guidance will be asked to leave. If social distancing is not being maintained by visitors, sites may have to close temporarily.
  • Residents bringing items to the site that cannot be accepted will be asked to keep the items in their vehicle and take them home. Prohibited items include items such as gas bottles, car batteries, tyres, paint, oil or chemicals.
  • Vehicles which will be permitted entry to Walsall HWRCs include cars and smaller vans only. Larger vehicles which have been adapted to make them wheelchair accessible (WAV's) will be accepted.  Large cargo vehicles such as Transit vans or similar will not be permitted. Trade waste is never accepted at either site. 
  • Residents returning home after visits to HWRCs should remember not to touch their face and to wash their hands for 20 seconds on arrival at their destination.