The Sort It recycling centres at Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Yate are open for essential use only. The Little Stoke site will reopen from Monday 6 July. The Re-use Shop at the Thornbury site is closed, but we are working to open it as soon as we can.

The sites are operating with temporary extended opening hours of 6am to 4:30pm. From Monday 13 July they will revert back to the normal opening hours of 8:30am to 4.30pm. Trailers are not allowed on any of the sites until further notice.

Check our changes to waste and recycling page for further information and updates about waste and recycling services affected by coronavirus (Covid-19).

Only South Gloucestershire residents can use our tips or recycling centres (Sort It centres).

You must register your vehicle before you visit.

Register to use the recycling centres

Opening times and locations

Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Yate Sort It recycling centres are currently operating on temporary opening hours from 6am to 4:30pm, seven days a week. Little Stoke Sort It recycling centre will reopen from Monday 6 July.

From Monday 13 July the opening hours for all four sites will revert back to normal from 8:30am to 4.30pm. The Re-use Shop at the Thornbury site is closed, but we are working to open it as soon as we can.

Little Stoke Sort It recycling centre, Station Road, Little Stoke, BS34 6HP
Note: large vehicles and trailers are not allowed at Little Stoke recycling centre at any time. There is a 1.8m height barrier in place at this site.
Mangotsfield Sort It recycling centre, Carsons Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol, BS16 9LL
Thornbury Sort It recycling centre, Short Way, Thornbury, BS35 3UT
Yate Sort It recycling centre, Collett Way, Great Western Business Park, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5NL

Access

All of the recycling centres have dropped kerbs to help visitors with mobility issues,  staff are on site to help if you need any assistance.

If you wish to walk or cycle to the recycling centre you will need to make an appointment.
Note: access for pedestrians is not currently available due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Vehicles weighing more that 3.5 tonnes are not allowed at any of the sites at any time.

Trailers smaller than 2 metres in length can be used at our Yate, Mangotsfield, and Thornbury sites. Note: From 16 May, trailers will not be allowed, this is to help keep traffic flowing and reduce queues.

Trailers are not allowed at the Little Stoke Sort It recycling centre at any time.

What you can and cannot take to each recycling centre

You can take household waste and recycling, including large items such as mattresses, carpets and DIY waste. You must sort your recyclables before you visit.

We cannot take clothing or textiles for recycling at the Sort It recycling centres at the moment. Unfortunately, our recycling supplier is closed due to coronavirus. If you have clothes to recycle, keep hold of them until they can be accepted at the sites or for when the charity shops re-open.

If any of your waste has been produced from a business or commercial activity you cannot bring it to our recycling centres. Check how to dispose of business and commercial waste, including waste produced by a business in the home.

Find out what can be recycled at each location:

Little Stoke Sort It recycling centre - open from Monday 6 July

What you can recycle

  • batteries – car batteries, household (dry cell) batteries
  • books
  • bric-a-brac for reuse e.g. garden hand tools, furniture, crockery, bikes
  • cardboard
  • cooking oil
  • DVDs and CDs
  • furniture – in reusable condition
  • green garden waste except for invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed
  • hazardous waste in small quantities (see details below)
  • ink cartridges
  • large electrical equipment e.g. cookers and washing machines
  • rigid plastics e.g. toys and garden furniture
  • scrap metal
  • small electrical equipment e.g. kettles, irons, toasters
  • textiles and shoes (tied together in pairs)
  • wood including MDF, chipboard furniture, fencing and other treated wood, large logs and other untreated wood

We can accept the following hazardous waste in small quantities. You must speak to a member of staff so they can be stored safely in a secure area.

  • acids
  • creosote
  • engine oil –1 gallon (5 litres) per visit
  • fire extinguishers – household sizes only
  • fluorescent tubes and energy saving light bulbs
  • lead-acid car batteries
  • medicines and pharmaceuticals
  • mobile phones
  • poisons, pesticides, herbicides, wood preservatives and weed killers
  • photographic chemicals
  • refrigerators and freezers
  • solvents and other flammables e.g. paraffin
  • televisions and computer monitors
  • toxic paints and paint strippers

What you can’t recycle

  • petrol, diesel – you will need to find a contractor to take these
  • gas bottles – these remain the property of the supplier and should be returned to them
  • Japanese knotweed – this is an invasive species that cannot be disposed of with household waste
  • vehicles or car parts containing hazardous material or substances (including residue) such as fuel, oil, brake fluid etc. If you have a caravan, a large quantity of vehicle parts, or vehicle to dispose of, contact a vehicle dismantler (remember to ask to see a Waste Carriers License and check where the waste will be taken)
  • industrial or commercial fire extinguishers

Little Stoke does not have facilities to recycle asbestos, tyres, plasterboard, hardcore/rubble, paper, cans, glass, plastics (household collection). If you have these items, you can take them to Mangotsfield, Thornbury or Yate.

Mangotsfield Sort It recycling centre

What you can recycle

  • batteries (household – dry cell)
  • books
  • bric-a-brac for reuse e.g. garden hand tools, furniture, crockery and bikes
  • cardboard
  • cartons/TetraPaks
  • cooking oil
  • DVDs and CDs
  • electrical equipment e.g. kettle, iron, toaster, cooker, washing machine
  • food and drinks cans
  • furniture – in reusable condition
  • glass bottles and jars
  • garden waste except for invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed
  • hardcore and rubble – maximum of six rubble sacks or equivalent boot load per month free of charge
    (quantities over the 6 bag limit carry a charge of £2.50 per bag, inclusive of VAT payable to SUEZ).
    Trailer charges are based on material left in the trailer after the 6 bag limit has been reached
    – up to 1 metre in length: £10
    – between 1 metre and 1.5 metres in length: £15
    – between 1.5 metres and 2 metres in length: £25
  • hazardous waste in small quantities (see details below)
  • ink cartridges
  • paper
  • plasterboard – maximum of 6 sheets or bags for each project
  • rigid plastics such as toys and garden furniture
  • scrap metal
  • soil – maximum of six bags or equivalent boot load per month
  • textiles and shoes (tied together in pairs) – not currently accepted
  • wood including MDF, chipboard furniture, fencing and other treated wood, large logs and other untreated wood

We can accept the following hazardous waste in small quantities. You must speak to a member of staff so they can be stored safely in a secure area.

  • acids
  • asbestos – there are containers for bonded sheet asbestos (it must be double wrapped in sealed plastic before being placed in the special skip and a maximum of 6 sheets or the equivalent if not in complete sheets)
  • creosote
  • engine oil –1 gallon (5 litres) per visit
  • fire extinguishers – household sizes only
  • fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
  • lead-acid car batteries
  • medicines and pharmaceuticals
  • mobile phones
  • paint stripper and toxic paints
  • poisons, pesticides, herbicides, wood preservatives and weed killers
  • photographic chemicals
  • refrigerators and freezers
  • solvents and other flammables e.g. paraffin
  • televisions and computer monitors
  • vehicle tyres – maximum of 4 per household each year

Items that cannot be accepted

  • petrol, diesel – you will need to find a contractor to take these
  • gas bottles – these remain the property of the supplier and should be returned to them
  • Japanese knotweed – this is an invasive species that cannot be disposed of with household waste
  • vehicles or car parts containing hazardous material or substances (including residue) such as fuel, oil, brake fluid etc. If you have a caravan, a large quantity of vehicle parts, or vehicle to dispose of, contact a vehicle dismantler. Remember to ask to see a Waste Carriers License and check where the waste will be taken.
  • industrial or commercial fire extinguishers

Thornbury Sort It recycling centre

What you can recycle

  • batteries (household – dry cell)
  • books
  • bric-a-brac for reuse e.g. garden hand tools, furniture, crockery and bikes
  • cardboard
  • cartons/TetraPaks
  • cooking oil
  • DVDs and CDs
  • electrical equipment e.g. kettle, iron, toaster, cooker, washing machine
  • food and drinks cans
  • furniture – in reusable condition
  • glass bottles and jars
  • garden waste except for invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed
  • hardcore and rubble – maximum of six rubble sacks or equivalent boot load per month free of charge
    (quantities over the 6 bag limit carry a charge of £2.50 per bag, inclusive of VAT payable to SUEZ).
    Trailer charges are based on material left in the trailer after the 6 bag limit has been reached
    – up to 1 metre in length: £10
    – between 1 metre and 1.5 metres in length: £15
    – between 1.5 metres and 2 metres in length: £25
  • hazardous waste in small quantities (see details below)
  • ink cartridges
  • paper
  • plasterboard – maximum of 6 sheets or bags for each project
  • rigid plastics such as toys and garden furniture
  • scrap metal
  • soil – maximum of six bags or equivalent boot load per month
  • textiles and shoes (tied together in pairs) – not currently accepted
  • wood including MDF, chipboard furniture, fencing and other treated wood, large logs and other untreated wood

We can accept the following hazardous waste in small quantities. You must speak to a member of staff so they can be stored safely in a secure area.

  • acids
  • asbestos – there are containers for bonded sheet asbestos (it must be double wrapped in sealed plastic before being placed in the special skip and a maximum of 6 sheets or the equivalent if not in complete sheets)
  • creosote
  • engine oil –1 gallon (5 litres) per visit
  • fire extinguishers – household sizes only
  • fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
  • lead-acid car batteries
  • medicines and pharmaceuticals
  • mobile phones
  • paint stripper and toxic paints
  • poisons, pesticides, herbicides, wood preservatives and weed killers
  • photographic chemicals
  • refrigerators and freezers
  • solvents and other flammables e.g. paraffin
  • televisions and computer monitors
  • vehicle tyres – maximum of 4 per household each year

Items that cannot be accepted

  • petrol, diesel – you will need to find a contractor to take these
  • gas bottles – these remain the property of the supplier and should be returned to them
  • Japanese knotweed – this is an invasive species that cannot be disposed of with household waste
  • vehicles or car parts containing hazardous material or substances (including residue) such as fuel, oil, brake fluid etc. If you have a caravan, a large quantity of vehicle parts, or vehicle to dispose of, contact a vehicle dismantler. Remember to ask to see a Waste Carriers License and check where the waste will be taken.
  • industrial or commercial fire extinguishers

Yate Sort It recycling centre

What you can recycle

  • batteries (household – dry cell)
  • books
  • bric-a-brac for reuse e.g. garden hand tools, furniture, crockery and bikes
  • cardboard
  • cartons/TetraPaks
  • cooking oil
  • DVDs and CDs
  • electrical equipment e.g. kettle, iron, toaster, cooker, washing machine
  • food and drinks cans
  • furniture – in reusable condition
  • glass bottles and jars
  • garden waste except for invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed
  • hardcore and rubble – maximum of six rubble sacks or equivalent boot load per month free of charge
    (quantities over the 6 bag limit carry a charge of £2.50 per bag, inclusive of VAT payable to SUEZ).
    Trailer charges are based on material left in the trailer after the 6 bag limit has been reached
    – up to 1 metre in length: £10
    – between 1 metre and 1.5 metres in length: £15
    – between 1.5 metres and 2 metres in length: £25
  • hazardous waste in small quantities (see details below)
  • ink cartridges
  • paper
  • plasterboard – maximum of 6 sheets or bags for each project
  • rigid plastics such as toys and garden furniture
  • scrap metal
  • soil – maximum of six bags or equivalent boot load per month
  • textiles and shoes (tied together in pairs) – not currently accepted
  • wood including MDF, chipboard furniture, fencing and other treated wood, large logs and other untreated wood

We can accept the following hazardous waste in small quantities. You must speak to a member of staff so they can be stored safely in a secure area.

  • acids
  • asbestos – there are containers for bonded sheet asbestos (it must be double wrapped in sealed plastic before being placed in the special skip and a maximum of 6 sheets or the equivalent if not in complete sheets)
  • creosote
  • engine oil –1 gallon (5 litres) per visit
  • fire extinguishers – household sizes only
  • fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
  • lead-acid car batteries
  • medicines and pharmaceuticals
  • mobile phones
  • paint stripper and toxic paints
  • poisons, pesticides, herbicides, wood preservatives and weed killers
  • photographic chemicals
  • refrigerators and freezers
  • solvents and other flammables e.g. paraffin
  • televisions and computer monitors
  • vehicle tyres – maximum of 4 per household each year

Items that cannot be accepted

  • petrol, diesel – you will need to find a contractor to take these
  • gas bottles – these remain the property of the supplier and should be returned to them
  • Japanese knotweed – this is an invasive species that cannot be disposed of with household waste
  • vehicles or car parts containing hazardous material or substances (including residue) such as fuel, oil, brake fluid etc. If you have a caravan, a large quantity of vehicle parts, or vehicle to dispose of, contact a vehicle dismantler. Remember to ask to see a Waste Carriers License and check where the waste will be taken.
  • industrial or commercial fire extinguishers

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