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Rubbish tips (Household Waste Recycling Centres)

There are two rubbish tips (HWRC’s) at which residents can dispose of their household waste.


Fryers Road HWRC, Fryers Road, Bloxwich, WS2 7LZ


Fryers Road HWRC Opening Times

1 April - 30 Sept 
1 Oct - 31 March
Monday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Tuesday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Wednesday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Thursday 10.00–20.00 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Saturday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Sunday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00

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Merchants Way HWRC, Merchants Way, Aldridge, WS9 8SW


Merchants Way HWRC Opening Times

1 April - 30 Sept 
1 Oct - 31 March
Monday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Tuesday 10.00–20.00 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Thursday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Friday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Saturday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00
Sunday 08.00–18.00 09.00 - 16.00

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tips You must be a Walsall resident to use the sites and the site staff may ask you to provide proof that you live in the borough.

The centres will receive household waste that residents are unable to place in their wheeled bins, such as garden waste or bulky household items. The containers for household waste are segregated to allow maximum recycling.

Residents of the borough are encouraged to recycle as much as possible to help Walsall meet challenging recycling targets set by the government. The more that is recycled, the less the council will have to pay in landfill tax. Please separate your waste by material type prior to arrival on site in order to make it easier to recycle in the appropriate container.



What can you recycle at the rubbish tips (HWRC’s)

The following list of items can be recycled at the rubbish tips:

  • Wood and chipboard (including furniture and kitchen units)
  • Garden waste
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Food and drinks cans
  • Plastic bottles
  • Cardboard
  • Ceramics (Tiles basins toilets and crockery)
  • Textile (clothes and shoes)
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogues, junk mail
  • Metal
  • Batteries (Household and car)
  • Used engine oil
  • Household chemicals and pesticides
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges, freezers and electrical goods
  • Televisions and computer monitors
  • Rubble and soil (maximum 8 bags per month)
  • Spectacles
  • Mobile phones
  • Yellow pages
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastic patio furniture – Merchants Way only
  • Cooking oil
  • Car tyres –  A maximum of two per resident. The wheel rim must be removed

Please ask the attendant about other materials that you can recycle at the tip.

Cemented asbestos can be disposed of at the Fryers Road site, but it is necessary to obtain an asbestos permit first from the Environmental Depot, 200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills, WS8 7EN. Visit our asbestos page for more information.

Rubbish tip restrictions

The site is only open to residents of Walsall

Vans pick-up trucks and trailers

A minimum of one clear working days notice must be given, and only one tip per week will be permitted. To make an appointment ring 01922 491325. Lines are open from 9-00am to 5-00pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.  

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.  Proof that you live in Walsall will be required when you arrive on site.

Long wheel base vehicles

We cannot accept long wheel base vehicles (including any vehicle longer than 6 metres in total length) at Fryers Road or Merchants Way HWRCs.  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 & 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 4×4’s and people carriers.

Trade waste

Strictly no trade or business waste is permitted on the sites. You will be refused access to the sites if the operator suspects you are disposing of trade waste. If this happens, you should contact us on 01922 653344 for advice.


Opening hours at the Household Waste Recycling Centres will change on 1 October 2019

Both Household Waste Recycling Centres are open 7 days per week and each site is open later one evening per week. 
From 1 October 2019 both sites will be open from 09.00-16.00. Evening opening at Merchants Way will be 10.00-17.00 on Tuesdays and at Fryers Road it will be 10.00-17.00 on Thursdays.
If you need to make an appointment to bring a van or trailer to a tip over a weekend or on a Bank Holiday, please be aware that the booking line for this (01922 491325) will close at 5.00pm on Fridays and will not be open on Bank Holidays to take bookings.  A minimum of one working days notice must be given to visit a HWRC with a van or trailer.

Please allow plenty of time for your visit, including enough time to unload your vehicle. The sites will close promptly at the published time.

Fryers Road and Merchants Way HWRCs are both open on Bank Holidays throughout the year, however, both sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.