Now open! Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centre

A drone photo of the Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centre

Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centre

The Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centre opened on Tuesday 21 June 2022.

You can book your visit to the recycling centre up to two weeks in advance, or as little as one hour before your visit online or by phone. To book online visit www.bristol.gov.uk/bookrecycling. For those without access to the internet, call 0117 922 2100 Monday – Friday between 08:30 – 18:00 (closed 12:00 – 13:30 on Wednesdays).

Anyone visiting the reuse and recycling centres by foot or bike does not need to book but you will need to bring ID. Hartcliffe Way is the only recycling centre that allows pedestrians to enter, all the sites allow access by bike.

We’re on the lookout for volunteers to support our mission to help Bristol waste nothing by work in the Reuse Shop. Training is available, so no prior experience is needed, just a passion for all things reuse! You can find out more at www.bristolwastecompany.co.uk/vacancies or email reuse@bristolwastecompany.co.uk

Find out more about Bristol’s recycling centres.

Previous updates:

June 2022

The opening date for the brand-new Reuse and Recycling Centre on Hartcliffe Way has been confirmed as Tuesday 21 June 2022.

The centre will be one of the largest household recycling centres in the region and will be home to a second Bristol Waste Reuse Shop and workshop; selling and repairing good quality, pre-loved items, that might otherwise have gone to waste.

“With the opening of the brand new household Recycling Centre on Hartcliffe Way, we are making recycling easier and more accessible for people in South Bristol.

“This is going to make a huge contribution to improving our relationship with waste and recycling in the area. I’m especially happy to be taking steps to tackling climate issues, whilst directly benefitting residents and also the local economy.”

The new site will be open seven days a week, 8am – 6:45pm (summer hours). Booking to visit the site will open on Tuesday 7 June 2022. Booking is quick, simple and removes the need to queue.

May 2022

Road surfaces being laid for the road, pedestrian and bike paths around the site.

A section of freshly laid road at the new Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centre in Bristol

Photo credit: Encon Construction

April 2022

Construction is well underway now and it won’t be long until we can open the new Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centre! Take a look at our recent Facebook post showing the construction of the recycling centre through time lapse drone footage.

January 2022

New images from Encon Construction show progress being made on the Hartcliffe Way Household Reuse and Recycling Centre.

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

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.

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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