Most libraries collect household batteries for recycling.
Barrowell Green Recycling Centre is operating on an appointment-only basis. This is to ensure social distancing and safety to all visitors.
Appointments are available:
There may be times when we are temporarily unable to accept some items for recycling. If this is the case you can still dispose of them at the site, or you can arrange another means of recycling them. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
To comply with government guidance on COVID-19:
If you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms or is self-isolating, don't enter the centre.
The centre is monitored by Automatic Number Plate Recognition, and CCTV cameras are in operation 24 hours a day.
You will need to apply for a free permit to use a commercial vehicle before visiting Barrowell Green Recycling Centre. You will not be able to apply for permits on site. You must book an appointment slot to visit the centre along with your vehicle permit. You will need to show your permit and may be asked for photographic proof of identity on arrival at the site. Vehicle permits don't guarantee access to dispose of your rubbish and recycling, as normal site controls still apply.
Vehicles that will need a permit include:
You will need to include the vehicle registration number, and the vehicle make, model and colour in your application. Or, if you will be hiring a vehicle, you will need to state this in the application.
If you are towing a trailer, you will also need to include:
If your application is successful, you will get six permits per year for either the specified vehicle or for any hired vehicle. If you are using a hired vehicle, you will need to bring the hire documents as well as your permit to the centre.
Permits are sent by post and should arrive within ten working days.
You must let us know if you change address or vehicle, or your permits will be revoked. If you have lost or damaged your permit, we will replace it at our discretion. For more information, see our terms and conditions (PDF).
In line with the latest local COVID-19 restrictions, the Revive reuse shop will reopen from 12 April 2021.
To encourage reuse and recycling, we have opened the Revive reuse shop at Barrowell Green Recycling Centre. The shop sells donated items including:
Please note that the shop doesn't accept or sell electrical items as there is no capacity to do PAT testing at the moment.
Reuse and recycling helps protect the environment by reducing the need to extract, refine and process raw materials, which creates a lot of air and water pollution. It also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, to help tackle climate change.
Our opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, from 8am to 4pm.
You can visit the shop at:
Barrowell Recycling Centre