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Aldridge tip & recyling centre, Walsall, WS9, West Midlands

The local ( household, waste and recycling centre ) "rubbish tip" available for residents in Aldridge area is located at:

Merchants Way, Aldridge, Walsall, West midlands WS9 8SW.

Enquiries :
Walsall Council Street Pride
3rd Floor Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Telephone 01922 653344

Recycling centre opening times

The centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Summer hours between 1 April to 30 September
Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm ( except Wednesday - closed )
Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm

Winter hours between October and March
Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm ( except Wednesday - closed )
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm


Please scroll down page for contact telephone numbers and instructions to book all van and trailer appointments.

The centre will receive household waste which residents are unable to place in their "wheelie" bins, such as garden waste or bulky household items. The containers for household wastes are segregated to allow maximum recycling by type of product. Residents in Walsall borough are encouraged to recycle as much as possible to help meet challenging recycling targets set by the government. The more that is recycled, the less will have to go to expensive landfill sites. Please separate your waste by material type prior to arrival on site in order to save you time and make it easier to recycle in the appropriate container.

list of what items can be recycled at the rubbish tip.

Real / natural wood / furniture
Garden waste
Glass bottles and jars
Food and drinks cans
Plastic bottles etc ( type 1 & 2 see table below )
Textile (clothes & shoes)
Newspapers, magazines, catalogues, junk mail
Batteries (Household and car)
Used engine oil
Household chemicals and pesticides
Fluorescent tubes
Fridges, freezers and electrical goods
Televisions and computer monitors
Rubble and soil (maximum 8 bags)
Mobile phones
Yellow pages, phone books, directories.
Ink cartridges

Plastic can be recycled, however it comes in many formats which are identified by the triangle with a number between 1 and 7 shown on most plastic items, in terms of recycling in Aldridge under Walsall Council in the west midlands, only items with code 1 and code 2 are accepted at present for recycling. The table below gives more information.

Types of plastic

There are about 50 different groups of plastics, with hundreds of different varieties. All types of plastic are recyclable in terms of technology, but not in terms of daily practice. To make sorting and thus recycling easier, the American Society of Plastics Industry developed a standard marking code ( the triangle with a code number ) to help consumers identify and sort the main types of plastic. These types and their most common uses are:



Polyethylene terephthalate - Fizzy drink bottles and oven-ready meal trays.



High-density polyethylene - Bottles for milk and washing-up liquids.



Polyvinyl chloride - Food trays, cling film, bottles for squash, mineral water and shampoo.




Low density polyethylene - Carrier bags and bin liners.



Polypropylene - Margarine tubs, microwaveable meal trays.



Polystyrene - Yoghurt pots, foam meat or fish trays, hamburger boxes and egg cartons, vending cups, plastic cutlery, protective packaging for electronic goods and toys.



Any other plastics that do not fall into any of the above categories. - An example is melamine, which is often used in plastic plates and cups.

Note, there are a number of organisations and charities who can take a wide range of products of value for re use or recycling, such as paint, ink cartidges, mobile phones, tools, equipment, household goods, and furniture.

Important, please note:

All vans, trucks, trailers and pick–ups are subject to enter by appointment only. To make an appointment call the recycling centre in Merchants Way, Aldridge on 01922 409802. ( This extends to any type of van, or trailer used by private residents, you are also required to book an apointment ) Residents arriving with domestic waste in large vehicles such as 4x4’s and people carriers will gain access without an appointment.

Trade waste
No Trade Waste – Strictly no trade or business waste is permitted on the site.

There is currently a height restriction barrier at Aldridge Household Waste Recycling Centre which prevents access to vehicles of greater height than 5 feet 7 inches / 1.7 metres. This is a measure to prevent trade waste being disposed of at the site

You may be refused access to the sites if the operator suspects you are disposing of trade waste. If this happens, you should contact Street Pride on 01922 653344 for advice.

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