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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.
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
Winter hours between October and March
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
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.
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:
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.
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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