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Keynsham Recycling Centre

There can be a queue to get into Keynsham Recycling Centre, so please make sure you arrive at least half an hour before the centre closes - especially on weekends. 

Please use the signposted route via Broadmead Lane roundabout and Ashmead Road while construction work is underway on the new Keynsham Recycling Hub (until Spring 2023).

Learn more about the new Keynsham Recycling Hub project

Pixash Lane, Keynsham, BS31 1TP

(Access via Ashmead 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

Before you come to the recycling centre:

  • Sort and group your items together so you can unload quickly
  • Bring proof of address with you in paper or digital format (e.g. your most recent Council Tax or utility bill)
  • Be aware that staff cannot be relied upon to move or lift items from your vehicle
  • Don't arrive before the centre opens (you will be turned away if the queue becomes too long to avoid congestion on surrounding roads)


You can visit our recycling centres using a bicycle, but please be prepared to queue. We encourage you to make full use of your kerbside collections before bringing items to our recycling centres on a bicycle, as they are usually very busy.

There is also no pedestrian access here.

When you arrive

When you arrive, there will be at least one member of staff to help manage the traffic, and another controlling the gate. They will advise you when you can enter and guide you where to go. Please also be aware of the following:

  • Staff at the entrance will check proof of residency and to see your permit (if you are using a vehicle that requires one)
  • 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
  • Follow staff instructions at all times as they are there to ensure you and everyone else is kept safe

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 seating 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.

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.