Due to staff absence related to COVID-19, we have had to suspend garden waste collections. This has been necessary to ensure refuse collection is unaffected. Please do not put your garden waste or Christmas tree out for collection until we can arrange for recovery.
A new online booking system is in place for Townmead Recycling Centre, enabling people to book their slot in advance and avoid lengthy queues. Visitors arriving without a booking will be turned away and not be allowed entry.
Before you visit Townmead, make sure you read our guidance for visitors.
Check the Twitter feed for queuing times other recent updates.
Cars and bikes (of all types) are only permitted on site for a maximum of 10 minutes. Vans are permitted on site for 20 minutes.
Please be sure to book in advance and arrive no later than 5 minutes after your slot.
Please have your booking reference to hand to verify with staff to gain entry.
Trade opening hours 8am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday excluding Bank holidays.
Townmead Road is open throughout the festive period, except for 25, 26 and 27 December and 1 January. Last entry to Townmead Road on 24 and 31 December will be for 2pm bookings.
You will find that:
Staff will be cleaning metal surfaces, but this will not be after every resident has deposited their waste. So, you also have your part to play to ensure your safety and the safety of others. You are advised to wear gloves to protect yourself and help reduce the transmission of coronavirus.
If you booked a slot for a small van and you arrive in a large van, you will not be permitted on site. Please return to the homepage and book a large van slot.
Updated: 08 December 2020