Birkby Recycling Site

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Opening Times

  • Monday 24 hours
  • Tuesday 24 hours
  • Wednesday 24 hours
  • Thursday 24 hours
  • Friday 24 hours
  • Saturday 24 hours
  • Sunday 24 hours

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Birkby Recycling Site specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Clement Street (end of the road), HD1 5HE.

Materials accepted

It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:

  • Glass

Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.

The Recycling Bank is for use with residents from the local area to dispose of their recyclable items, and is controlled by Kirklees Council Waste Management Disposal Services. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.

Schedule

Birkby Recycling Site is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:

  • Monday: 24 hours
  • Tuesday: 24 hours
  • Wednesday: 24 hours
  • Thursday: 24 hours
  • Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday: 24 hours

Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.

Birkby Recycling Site can be contacted on 01484 221000 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.

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Frequently asked questions about Birkby Recycling Site

Where is my local recycling centre?

The UK recyclable waste service is a municipal service. However, it is only for materials generated in homes.

The cost of commercial materials is variable and depends on many factors:

  • Location: in more frequented industrial estates, costs are usually lower than in rural places that are more difficult to access.
  • The type of waste: some materials, such as toxic waste, need special treatment so they use more resources to manage them, and therefore their price is high.
  • Volumes: the greater volume of waste you generate, the higher the price you have to pay for it. However, if the amounts produced are tons, you may get a reduction in the payment for handling your waste.

It is better to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email to check the final cost.

When does the recycling centre open?

The disposable materials that we generate in our homes, depending on whether they are treated correctly or not, end up in landfills or household waste recycling centers.

A landfill is a site designated to dispose of the waste we generate. Typically, at these designated sites, large holes are built into which garbage is buried.

The recycling centers or household waste recycling centers, are places where recyclable waste is collected, separated and laid up, to be later transferred to another area or facility for recycling or transformation.

What goes in the brown recycling bin?

Brown bins are not that common in the UK. However, if the town hall to which you belong has them, this is what you can deposit in these containers:

The brown containers are for mixed recycling in most of the country’s municipalities where this color is issued. These mixed recycling materials include:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Food cans
  • Beverage cans
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Aluminum foil (including trays)
  • Glass bottles and jars

However, you must make sure what type of materials you should deposit in your brown container by contacting your nearest recycling center directly, since in some municipalities the brown containers are intended for organic waste from the garden and food waste.

What goes in the blue recycling bin?

In the UK, recycling centers and rubbish collection services commonly use blue bins to identify dry waste such as:

  • Paper
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Unwanted mail
  • Telephone directories and catalogs
  • Cereal boxes (without the plastic liner)
  • Egg cartons
  • Greeting cards
  • Drink and food cans

However, not always the container for dry recyclables is blue. Some municipalities use red recycling containers or some even issue blue and red containers for this type of material.

To have precise information, you can consult your nearest recycling center.

Where to take clothes for recycling?

If you have recently cleaned out your closet and you have clothes that you no longer use and you are thinking of throwing them away, you can check on our website which is the nearest recycling center where you can leave clothes, textiles and shoes that you no longer use.

You can find this information by choosing the category Cloth & Fabrics. There you will see the list of recycling centers with contact information: addresses, phones, e-mails.

You just have to and put your postal code or address.



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