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Bath recycling centre

WarningYou must book an appointment online before you visit this recycling centre, or you will be turned away.

Midland Road, Bath, BA1 3AT

(Off Upper Bristol Road.)

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday to Friday        8am to 4.15pm
Saturday 9am to 3.45pm
Sunday 9am to 1pm
Bank holidays 8am to 3.45pm

This recycling centre is closed on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) ​​​​​​and New Year's Day (1 January).

Before you arrive

You must book an appointment online before your visit, or you will be turned away. You should also do the following:

  • Check you have a valid permit if your vehicle requires one
  • Sort and group your items together so you can unload quickly
  • Don't come any earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment (you may have to return at your stated appointment time)
  • Don't arrive late, as you may not be able to enter

Other things to be aware of

Please also take note of the following:

  • There is no pedestrian access.
  • Staff will not be able to help you remove or lift items from your vehicle (due to social distancing).
  • Continue to follow social distancing guidelines and maintain a 2m distance between yourself and staff or any other members of the public. Anyone not following social distancing rules will be asked to leave. We will only remain open while it is safe to do so. If anyone acts in an irresponsible manner, we may have to close or change the way we work.

Vans and trailers

The permit system for vans and trailers is still in place. You will need one before you visit the recycling centre. Please visit our main recycling centre permits, charges and regulations for more details.

Vans over 5 metres cannot visit Bath recycling centre. If your van is over 5 metres, please visit our recycling centre at Keynsham or book an appointment at Midsomer Norton


You can visit our recycling centres using a bicycle without a booking, but please be prepared to queue and socially distance. We encourage you to make full use of your kerbside collections before bringing items to our recycling centres on a bicycle, as they are still very busy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Book an appointment to visit the recycling centre

You can only book four appointments per week (Monday to Sunday). Demand for appointments is high, so please be patient if you can't get a slot straight away. We're trying to ensure as many people as possible can safely visit the recycling centre.

When you book an appointment online you will need to enter the registration of the vehicle you will be bringing to the recycling centre. If you bring a different vehicle, we will turn you away. Once booked, you should receive a confirmation email of your appointment time - please bring this with you (if available).

Book an appointment online

Items for recycling

Potentially dangerous materials

Bringing paint to the recycling centre

Water-based emulsion paint

Only bring empty water-based emulsion paint containers (plastic or metal), or ones with hardened water-based emulsion paint inside to our recycling centres. We cannot take any tins that still have liquid emulsion paint in them (add sawdust, sand or soil to the container, or buy a paint hardener and leave the lid off until the paint becomes solid and dry).

Solvent based paint, paint thinner, stripper, toxic paints and white spirit

Solvent based paint, paint thinner, stripper, toxic paints and white spirit can be brought in full or partially full, and placed in our hazardous waste area for specialist disposal.

Bringing building materials to the recycling centre
Please remove taps, handles, toilet seats, and other non-ceramic items from sinks and toilets. These items are recycled separately from ceramics, removing them helps ensure all items are recycled correctly and reduces contamination. If you are unable to remove these items, when on site please place items in the general waste container for bulky waste only. Our Team on site can help direct you to the correct container.
Bringing upholstered (fabric covered) furniture to the recycling centre
Most upholstered seating contains flame retardant chemicals. These improve fire safety at home, but can be very damaging to our environment, if they reach drains, rivers or other watercourses. The government has introduced guidance, stating that we must keep this sort of furniture separate from other recycling materials on our sites. If you bring items like this to the site, please check with our staff about where to place them, so that we can process them safely.

For a full list of individual items and where to recycle them (including items for recycling centres), please see our recycling A-Z page.

What we do with your items

We collect items which can be reused for charities and sale days. We use the money made from sale days to fund and develop reuse and recycling activities at our recycling centres, to try to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.