Household waste recycling centre (or tip)

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday (23 March 2020), all HWRCs will now be closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak until further notice.


Often referred to as the 'tip' or the 'dump', the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) recycles more than 60% of the materials taken there. Each site is run by a private contractor, on behalf of Hampshire County Council (HCC).

Please see HCC's waste and recycling webpages for further information.

Hampshire residents will need to register their car for free by 1 April 2020

Register your car to access Household Waste Recycling Centres

A successful registration is confirmed on screen immediately after the online registration form is completed. The confirmation screen shows a reference number which residents can note for their records.

Resident Permit Scheme for vans and trailers

Hampshire residents using a van, pick-up or a trailer 1.8m to 3.0m in length to dispose of household waste at Hampshire's HWRCs need a permit to dispose of waste. Please visit HCC's for further information and how to apply for a waste permit.

More details about what constitutes a commercial-type vehicle together with a full list of frequently asked questions are on Hampshire County Council's website

Opening hours and locations

Where possible, material taken to the HWRC will be re-used or recycled. This benefits the taxpayer by minimising the cost of disposal for the remaining unrecyclable rubbish. The HWRC in Basingstoke is on Wade Road. For details on finding the tip and opening times, please take a look at Household Waste Recycling Centre webpage.

Site staff are encouraged to recycle or reuse as much waste as possible. They are permitted to sell on any suitable objects, and are incentivised to do so to generate additional income.

The HWRCs tend to be busier at weekends, particularly during the summer. To avoid long queues, consider visiting during the week or making use of the longer opening hours in summer.

The HWRCs are open every day of the year, except 25 and 26 December and 1 January. Opening times are:

1 March to 31 March - 9am to 5pm
1 April to 30 September - 9am to 6pm
1 October to 28 February - 9am to 4pm

Please visit the Hampshire County Council (HCC) website to find your nearest HWRC in Hampshire. You can also find information on what type of material each site will accept.

What can I recycle?

For information on what can be recycled at the HWRC, visit HCC's webpage - Waste at Household Waste and Recycling Centres.

Trade Waste recycling services

The HWRCs welcome businesses and traders. The HWRC in Basingstoke offers a ‘pay by the load’, quick and convenient recycling and waste disposal service.

For more information on what you can take to the HWRC and the charges for the service, please visit HCC's trade waste webpages.

Further information

Find out more further information on Hampshire County Council's Waste Management website, email or contact Hampshire County Council on 0300 555 1375.

The telephone number for the HWRC at Wade Road, Basingstoke is 01256 352984.

Contact details

Waste Management Team

If you have an enquiry about waste collection, send a message to the Waste and Recycling Team

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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