Bickenhill Household Waste and Recycling Centre (tip)

You can visit Bickenhill Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC), also known as the tip, to dispose of and recycle things that can’t go in your black wheelie bin or garden waste.

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

  • You will need to book an appointment to use the HWRC and get a reference number
  • You will need to show proof of residency in Solihull such as a utility bill when you arrive – this can be a paper or electronic copy (on your mobile phone or other device).
  • Please park in the designated bay as directed.

Each appointment slot is 15 minutes. This is to try to make sure that every household that needs to use the service can book a slot.  

The booking week runs from Monday to Sunday. Bookings need to made more than 24 hours in advance.

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

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 or cancelling can be found in our FAQ's section.

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

Opening hours and directions


Bickenhill Household Waste and Recycling Centre
Coventry Road
B92 0DY

You can get directions to the site using Google Maps.

Opening hours for Bickenhill tip

Before visiting Bickenhill tip please check our opening times.


Our summer hours are from 1 April to 31 October.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Tuesday from 9.00am to 6.30pm
  • Weekends from 9.00am to 4.30pm


Our winter hours are from 1 November to 31 March.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 4.00pm
  • Tuesday from 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Weekends from 8.30am to 4.00pm

Changes due to Coronavirus

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
  • Up to two people are allowed out of a 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 10.00am to 2.00pm. Tuesday access from 10.00am 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
  • see our site plan with reopening information

What you can and cannot recycle

You can take the following items to the recycling centre:

  • mobile phones
  • small appliances
  • batteries
  • mixed light bulbs
  • hardcore and rubble
  • soil
  • wood and timber
  • scrap metal
  • used engine oil
  • household waste
  • spectacles
  • mixed textiles and clothes
  • cooking oil
  • hand tools
  • paint
  • gas bottles
  • garden waste
  • mixed recycling
  • mixed glass bottles and jars

Sorting our your recycling before you get to the recycling centre can help save you time.

We will not accept:

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


If you plan on visiting site in a commercial vehicle such as a van or a pick up or if you are towing a large trailer you will need a permit.

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.

You will also need a permit if you plan on getting rid of hazardous household waste, such as pesticides.

Furniture reuse

If your furniture is still in a good condition why not donate it to charity or post your unwanted items on a reuse network.


Please refer to our Asbestos Permit page for details of how to safely dispose of asbestos, alternately you can use an approved contractor to do this.