New winter closing times for recycling centres

From Thursday 1 October 2020, all sites will close at 4p.m. on the days they are open, except for Ledbury which remains unchanged.

During the winter months when there are fewer daylight hours, public use of the sites decreases, in part due to less garden waste being brought in, and traffic surveys confirm that there is least demand from 4pm onwards each day. The new hours will increase efficiency across our sites and lead to better management of demand, which has allowed us to already open the Ross-on-Wye centre for an additional day each week.

It is important that residents continue to book slots to visit a Household Recycling Centre where required. This can be done online or, for those unable to book online, by contacting the Herefordshire Council customer services team on 01432 260051, who will book a slot for you.

The household recycling centres are only open to Herefordshire residents, and the booking system is in place to ensure the safety of staff by controlling numbers of visitors and prevent queues at sites. Residents can book up to four slots every two weeks and will receive a pass before visiting. An address and vehicle registration number are needed to secure the booking.

To book online and for more information, please visit