Hartcliffe Way Reuse & Recycling Centre

A photo of the partially completed construction of the new recycling centre on Hartcliffe Way, Bristol

Hartcliffe Way Reuse & Recycling Centre

Exciting plans are in development for a new Household Reuse & Recycling Centre (HRRC) at Hartcliffe Way.

The development will provide a much-needed recycling facility to serve the residents of South Bristol, and a reuse workshop and shop to help divert good quality, pre-loved items from the waste stream; providing low-cost household products, such as televisions, furniture and vacuums, for residents.

By redirecting reusable items from disposal, it will reduce costs, save valuable resources and help Bristol reach its ambitious recycling targets. Profits from the sale of reusable items will be reinvested in waste reduction schemes, as well as supporting local charities. A reuse workshop will also be built into the site to support this vital work.

The centre will bring additional recycling capacity to the city, helping to meet growing demand and provide residents with a modern, accessible, facility. This will make it easier and more convenient for everyone to recycle their household waste. A split-level layout and one-way traffic system will enable residents to safely sort their items into easily accessible, dedicated bins.

The new recycling centre will be located on the existing Street Cleansing Depot at Hartcliffe Way, currently managed by Bristol Waste Company, and will include the redevelopment of the whole site.


August 2021

Bristol City Council Mayor Marvin Rees visits the site to see how construction is progressing.

March 2021

Construction of the Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centre begins.

February 2021

The tender for the construction of the Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centre was awarded to Econ Construction.

October 2020

Demolition of the existing Bristol Waste depot on Hartcliffe Way begins.

September 2020

Tendering begins to find contractors to redevelop the Hartcliffe Way depot into a Reuse and Recycling Centre.

18 March 2020

Plans for the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at Hartcliffe Way in South Bristol have today [Wednesday 18 March 2020] been approved by Bristol City Council’s Development Control Committee.

5 November 2019

The planning application for the proposed Hartcliffe Way Household Reuse and Recycling Centre has been submitted. You can view and comment on the planning application through the Council’s Planning Portal here.

2 October 2019

The draft plans are available to view and comment on by emailing campaigns@bristolwastecompany.co.uk. Questions and comments should be made by midnight on Tuesday 15 October to be considered in the planning application. There will also be the opportunity to formally comment on the planning application through the planning process.

17 September 2019

We will be holding a feedback event on the updated plans for the Hartcliffe Way Household Reuse and Recycling Centre on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October 2019.

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