Visit the Recycling Centre (tip)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23 March that everyone should stay at home to save lives, we have closed Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre with immediate effect.

Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre will be closed from Tuesday 24 March onwards, for an indefinite period. Visiting the household waste recycling centre is not included in the reasons for leaving home.

All households should make full use of their kerbside waste collection service - we are making every effort to keep this operational for your refuse and recycling collections. Garden Waste collections are suspended until after Easter and we are asking people to keep their garden waste at home and to consider composting.

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.

Commercial waste

Commercial waste cannot be taken to Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre.

For a fee commercial waste can be taken to sites at:

For advice on how to dispose of commercial waste visit Gov.UK.

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.


Visit our asbestos page for guidance on how to safely dispose of asbestos.

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