Waste and recycling

Towthorpe and Strensall Household Waste Recycling Centre

You must maintain social distancing measures if you visit Towthorpe and Strensall Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC), and must only travel to the HWRC if it is essential to do so. See information about visiting the tip safely.

Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC opening hours

The site is closed every Wednesday.

  • March: 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • April to September: 8.30am to 7.00pm
  • October: 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • November to February: 8.30am to 4.00pm

We're closed on:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day

We're open as usual on all other Bank Holidays, but it can be very busy at these times.

Location map of Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC

Before visiting Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC, be aware that:

  • we only accept 'non-chargeable' household waste (see Hazel Court HWRC for brick, rubble, gas bottles, plasterboard and asbestos disposal)
  • you can't use this site for commercial waste
  • there's a 1.9 metre height barrier in use at this site (use Hazel Court HWRC if your vehicle is taller)

Access to Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC

Be aware that:

  • last entry is 15 minutes before closing time - if you arrive later, we may refuse you entry
  • the height barrier for this site is 1.9 metres
  • we don't allow pedestrian access to this site

Bringing hire vehicles to Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC

If you live in York and wish to visit Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC using a hire vehicle, you should bring:

  • hire vehicle documents
  • proof of your address and residency (for example: a utility bill with your name and address)

Note: There's no need to contact us before your visit.

Also see

Towthorpe/Strensall HWRC

Moor Lane, Strensall, York, YO32 9ST

Telephone: 01904 551551