Our recycling centres

The recycling centres are now operating on Summer opening hours which are in place from 1 March to 30 September 2022.

Please check the details of opening times for your nearest recycling centre before making the journey.

Weston-super-Mare recycling centre

Opening times and address

Portishead recycling centre

Opening times and address

Backwell recycling centre

Opening times and address

Safety guidelines

Our three recycling centres across North Somerset are open for household waste, please check opening times before you travel. 

If planning a visit please be considerate, restrictions and social distancing are in place to ensure everyone’s safety. During your visit please follow the guidelines and on-site signs. Respect staff, at all times.


  • do not visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19
    • waste from anyone with Covid-19 should be double-bagged, tied securely, and stored at home until at least 72 hours (three days) after symptoms have passed
  • follow social distancing and remain 2m apart from staff and other users at all times
  • you can choose to wear a mask or face covering whilst on site. We advise you use hand sanitiser before and after your visit
  • if you are queuing for a recycling centre on the roads surrounding the site, please be mindful of local residents by turning off your engines while you wait and not blocking driveways
  • to save time while on the site, please sort your recycling from your waste before you arrive
  • any number plate can visit on any day of the week
    • the exception will be vehicles and trailers requiring a permit, for which access is limited Monday-Saturday only
  • all permitted trailers are allowed entry within opening hours, from Monday-Saturday.
    • please check opening times before you travel
    • trailers must be under 2.4m in length or will be refused entry
    • permitted vehicles, including trailers are not allowed access on Sundays. See our recycling centre vehicle permits page for more information.  
  • to avoid unnecessary travel, always visit the site closest to your home and limit journeys until you have a full load
    • you can also offer to take waste for your neighbours and friends to reduce the number of trips
  • please make full use of your kerbside recycling service, this can include for items such as small electrical equipment or reusable textiles 
    • you can order additional recycling boxes and food waste caddies and we will deliver these to you

You can save yourself a trip to the recycling centre by reducing your household waste.

Our recycling centres are provided for North Somerset residents only. We may ask for proof of address when you visit. We use automatic number plate recognition to check how often the centres are used and to prevent unauthorised use.

Our recycling centres are for household waste only. We do not accept any commercial waste. This includes any waste collected for a fee such as house clearances, waste from shops and offices and waste from gardening businesses.

All our sites are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Backwell is closed on all bank holidays.

Our recycling centres opening hours change in the winter/summer months.

Separate your waste before your visit and recycle as much as you can. We carry out spot checks on rubbish bags to check no recyclable material is thrown in with normal rubbish.

Please respect staff at the recycling centres – we don’t tolerate abuse and all sites are monitored by CCTV.

For safety reasons, access to recycling centres is not possible by bicycle or on foot.