Towthorpe/Strensall Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)

Location map of Towthorpe/Strensall HWRC

Alternatively, see the location of other recycling facilities around York.

Before visiting Towthorpe/Strensall HWRC

  • this site allows household non chargeable waste only (see Hazel Court, chargeable waste for brick rubble, gas bottles, plasterboard and asbestos disposal)
  • traders are not allowed to use this site for commercial waste
  • there is a 1.9 metre height barrier in use at this site - vehicles higher than this must use Hazel Court
  • larger vehicles and trailers are permitted on site (with a permit) but you will need to to fit under the height barrier and be carrying domestic waste only. apply for a free permit

Towthorpe/Strensall HWRC opening hours

  • March - 8.30am to 5pm
  • April to September - 8.30am to 7pm
  • October - 8.30am to 5pm
  • November to February - 8.30am to 4pm

Please note that the site is closed every Wednesday.

Access to Towthorpe/Strensall HWRC

  • Last entry is 15 minutes before closing time; vehicles arriving later may be refused entry
  • There is no pedestrain access to this site
  • The site is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
  • The site is open on all other Bank Holidays, but can be very busy at these times

Waste disposal at Towthorpe/Strensall HWRC

You can dispose of the following at Towthorpe/Strensall HWRC:

  • paper, cardboard, metal cans/tins, glass bottles and jars, cartons
  • hard plastic (eg toys, garden furniture)
  • textiles, clothes, shoes
  • garden waste, turf
  • electrical equipment, fluorescent tubes, fridges, freezers
  • household batteries
  • wood, scrap metal
  • car oil
  • chemicals, paint (household only)
  • general landfill waste

Towthorpe/Strensall HWRC cannot accept:

  • petrol
  • diesel
  • pesticides and chemicals from farms or industry
  • tyres
  • asbestos, bricks/rubble, gas bottles and plasterboard from your household can be disposed of at Hazel Court HWRC for a charge. Please note porcelain bathroom suites are classed as 'rubble' and whilst not chargeable, they must be brought to Hazel Court HWRC and not Towthorpe HWRC

If you are in doubt about which items you can take to Towthorpe/Strensall HWRC, please contact us before visiting the site.

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