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Thornbury Sort It centre

There are some restrictions you need to be aware of if you wish to use our Sort It centres as well as rules for vans and trailers.

Please note: you may be asked to provide proof of residency. Always remember to bring photographic ID to prove your identity and a proof of address with your name on, to show you live in the area. If you cannot prove your identity and address then you may be turned away from the site.

Register vehicle for Sort It centres

Opening hours

All sites are open 8:30am to 4:30pm every day, apart from 25, 26 December 2017 and 1 January 2018. The site will be closed from 2:00pm on Sunday 24 December.


Short Way, Thornbury, BS35 3UT


You can bring your household waste to the Sort It recycling centres. Please make sure you recycle the items below by putting them into the correct location at the site. If you are not sure whether an item can be recycled, check with a member of staff before putting into the non-recyclable section. We cannot accept any commercial or business waste.

What you can recycle

Asbestos - maximum 6 doubled plastic wrapped sheets for each project
Batteries - car batteries, household (dry cell) batteries
Bric-a-brac for reuse for example, garden hand tools, furniture, crockery, bikes, etc
Cooking oil
DVDs and CDs
Engine oil - 1 gallon (5 litres) each visit
Fire extinguishers – household sizes only
Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
Food and drinks cans
Furniture - in reusable condition
Glass bottles and jars
Green garden waste except for invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed
Hardcore and rubble - maximum of six rubble sacks or equivalent boot load per month free of charge. Charges apply to larger loads
Hazardous chemicals such as poisons, pesticides, herbicides, wood preservatives, weed killer, photography chemicals, solvents, toxic paints and paint stripper. Check where to put these with a member of staff
Ink cartridges
Large electrical equipment such as cookers and washing machines
Mobile phones
Plasterboard - maximum of 6 sheets or bags for each project
Refrigerators and freezers
Rigid plastics such as toys and garden furniture
Scrap metal
Small electrical equipment such as kettles, irons, toasters
Soil - maximum of six bags or equivalent boot load per month
Televisions and computer monitors
Textiles and shoes (tied together in pairs)
Vehicle tyres – maximum of 4 per household each year
Wood including MDF, chipboard furniture, fencing and other treated wood
Wood including large logs and other untreated wood
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