Portsmouth Recycling CentreLast updated: 21 December 2012 10:05 UK
Although historically known as the tip, the dump and the civic amenity site, we now use the term recycling centre as more than 75% of what you take there is recycled.
You can take many items to the Portsmouth Recycling Centre which can't be disposed of in your recycling or composting bin, bring banks, bottle bank or household rubbish collection. For more information on what you can dispose of at the site call 023 9221 9819.
For directions from your home address have at look at the Google maps page and click on 'get directions'.
- April to September: 8am-7pm
- October to February: 8am-4pm (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)
- March: 8am-5pm
Site staff are happy to help
There are deliberately no designated disabled parking spaces as this would limit people with mobility problems to using only one or two parking bays, rather than the one closest to the bin they wish to use. If you need any help or assistance with lifting items from your vehicle to the bins, please ask a member of staff.
Please note: The 5'9'' (1.75m) height barrier is in operation every day except all day on Fridays and on Saturday mornings. For more information visit: trade waste and the height barrier.
Residents who use a commercial-type vehicle or trailer to dispose of their own household waste at the recycling centre need to apply for a permit to use the site - allowing you to use your vehicle up to 12 times a year. Information about this can be found by clicking on the "Permits" link below.
The recycling centre is very popular and often gets busy, especially on nice sunny weekends and bank holidays. Visit on a different day or at the beginning or end of day and you should save yourself some time.
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