Visit the Recycling Centre (tip)

Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre

A temporary lane closure will be in place on the A45 Coventry Road slip road leading to the HWRC from Tuesday 1 December until Tuesday 15 December (9.30am-3.30pm daily), for HS2 works.

The HWRC will remain open and access will be maintained at all times.

Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre

The site will remain open during the lockdown period 5 November to 2 December 2020, for essential visits only.

You will need to book an appointment to use the HWRC.

Each appointment slot will be for 15 minutes. We are limiting visits to one per household per week. This is to try to make sure that every household that needs to use the service can book a slot.

If there are no available slots please check again at a later date as new slots are released weekly.

Please pre-sort recycling and waste at home for a quick turnaround time to keep yourself safe and to help the site remain on schedule.

Book an appointment for a car

There is a different form if you are visiting the site in a permitted vehicle.

Book an appointment - visiting in a permitted vehicle

Help with booking an appointment can be found in our FAQ's.

For hired vehicles to be booked into the site, please contact us on 0121 704 8000.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bickenhill HWRC is only available to residents of Solihull, if you pay your council tax to another authority you should not use the site.

If you have accumulated a lot of waste at home please consider hiring a skip to dispose of the waste before visiting the HWRC.

We have made some changes to how the site operates to enable us to comply with social distancing and protect the site staff and other site users.

Please read and follow the instructions below.

  • please sort your items before visiting the site to minimise the time you need to spend there
  • please stay 2m away from site staff and other site users
  • only one person allowed out of the car on site
  • no assistance will be given on site - therefore please only take what you can personally carry
  • vehicles which use a permit can only access the site Monday, Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Tuesday access from 10am until 15 minutes before close (dependant on summer/winter opening times) No access will be allowed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
  • please wash your hands before visiting the site, wear gloves where possible and wash/sanitise your hands following your visit to the site
  • do not visit the site if you have any Covid-19 like symptoms
  • for the safety of site staff and site users our staff will be wearing body cameras and there will be security managing access to the site
  • see site plan with reopening information


Visting Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre

Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre

Bickenhill Household Recycling Centre
Coventry Road
B92 0DY

You can use Google Maps to view the sites location.

Opening hours

  Summer (1 April to 31 October) Winter (1 November to 31 March)
Monday to Friday* 9.30am to 5.00pm 9.30am to 4.00pm
*Tuesday 9.30am to 6.30pm 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 4.00pm 8.30am to 4.00pm


The site is closed on:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Years Day

We are open as normal over bank holidays except Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve when the site closes at 2.30pm.

What you can and cannot recycle

Outlined below are items that can be taken to the household waste recycling centre. Separating your recyclables out beforehand can help save time.

We cannot accept:

  • trade or commercial waste
  • liquid waste
  • asbestos
  • tyres


You'll need a permit if you will be driving a commercial vehicle such as a van or pick up or if you are towing a large trailer. Visit our permits page to apply or find out if your vehicle needs one.

The waste you take to the tip must come from a Solihull address.

We also have a permit scheme for hazardous household waste, such as pesticides.

Furniture reuse

Instead of visiting the Bickenhill HWRC, you can donate furniture in a good condition to charity or post your unwanted items on a reuse network.


Due to restrictions in place due to Covid-19 asbestos permits are currently suspended. If you need to arrange for the urgent removal of asbestos please use an approved contractor.

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