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Keynsham recycling centre

The current waiting time to enter this recycling centre is approximately 2 hours.

Last updated: 4/6/2020 15:31PM

Pixash Lane, Keynsham, BS31 1TP

(Access via Ashmead Road)

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Keynsham recycling centre is open to Bath and North East Somerset residents (bring proof address with you). You can only visit on certain days based on your vehicle number plate (see below), and only 5 cars will be able to unload at a time, so we expect significant queues. However, we advise you to make use of your kerbside collections as much as possible, and only bring recyclable items that are not collected as part of your weekly collections.

Odd and even number plate system

See below for examples of odd and even number plates and what days you can visit the recycling centre on. Please go by the last number on your number plate to work out if it’s an odd or an even number.

Examples of odd and even number plates

If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 this is an even number plate and you can only visit the site on an even number plate day.

  • RL34 JGS (the last number is 4)
  • V952 GHD (the last number is 2)
  • PRIV8 A0 (the last number is 0)

If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 this is an odd number plate and you can only visit the site on an odd number plate day.

  • GJ25 HJK (the last number is 5)
  • Y247 NDF (the last number is 7)
  • PRIV8 A3 (the last number is 3)

What day you can visit the recycling centre

Date Vehicle number plate
Monday 1 June 2020 Even
Tuesday 2 June 2020 Odd
Wednesday 3 June 2020 Even
Thursday 4 June 2020 Odd
Friday 5 June 2020 Even
Saturday 6 June 2020 Odd
Sunday 7 June 2020 Even
Monday 8 June 2020 Odd
Tuesday 9 June 2020 Even
Wednesday 10 June 2020 Odd

Before you come to the recycling centre

WarningDo not visit if you are in self-isolation, have COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms.

Before you come to the recycling centre, sort and group your items together so you can unload quicker on site, and be aware of the following:

  • There will be delays and queues outside of the site so please don't arrive before it opens - we will turn you away if the queues becomes too long to avoid congestion on surrounding roads
  • There will be no pedestrian access
  • Don't take any items that can be recycled from your weekly kerbside collection except for large card (cardboard, cans, plastic bottles, plastic tubs and trays, glass, paper, food waste, textiles, clothes and shoes)
  • Bring proof of address with you in paper or digital format (such as your most recent Council tax bill or utility bill) - show proof of residency through a closed window
  • The permit system for vans and trailers is still in place (and you will need one before you come to the site), but you can visit any day of the week on a temporary basis.
  • An odd and even number plate system will be in place to help manage traffic and reduce queues, which means you can only visit the recycling centre on certain days (depending on your vehicle number plate)
  • Staff will not be able to help you remove or lift items from your vehicle (due to social distancing)

When you arrive at the recycling centre

When you come to the recycling centre, there will be at least one member of staff to help manage the traffic, and another controlling the gate to the site. They will advise you when you can enter and, provided social distancing is possible, guide you where to go.

Please be aware of the following:

  • We will be operating on a ‘one in one out’ basis
  • If you have passengers with you, only one person can leave the vehicle unless it is to help unload a heavy item
  • Staff at the entrance will check proof of residency, and if you are using a vehicle that requires a permit, staff will ask to see your permit
  • You must follow staff instructions at all times as they are there to ensure you and everyone else is kept safe
  • Pay attention to container labels and only put your rubbish or recycling in the correct container
  • Don't use containers that have a barrier across them
  • Continue to follow social distancing guidelines and maintain a 2m distance between yourself, staff and any other members of the public on site at the same time

Anyone not adhering to the social distancing rules will be asked to leave - we will only remain open when it is safe to do so. If anyone acts in an irresponsible manner, we may have to close or change the way we work.

Opening hours from Wednesday 27 May 2020

Day Hours
Monday to Friday        8am to 7.30pm
Saturday 8am to 3.45pm
Sunday 8am 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).

Items for recycling

For a 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.