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Thornbury Sort It centre

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Opening hours

Our sites are open from 8:30am to 4:30 pm every day, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The sites are also closed from 2:00pm on Christmas Eve.

Address

Short Way, Thornbury, BS35 3UT

Map

What can I bring to this site?

Household waste, including large items such as mattresses, DIY waste, carpets etc. You must separate recyclable items into the right containers so we can recycle as much as possible, including any recycling in bags of mixed waste. The items that can be recycled at this site are listed below. Please ask a member of staff if you are not sure whether you can recycle an item.

Check our Special waste page before you visit for details of restricted waste where only limited amounts can be accepted, or a charge applies for larger quantities. We cannot accept any business and commercial waste.

What you can recycle

Item
Asbestos - maximum 6 doubled plastic wrapped sheets for each project
Batteries - car batteries, household (dry cell) batteries
Books
Bric-a-brac for reuse for example, garden hand tools, furniture, crockery, bikes, etc
Cardboard
Cartons/TetraPaks
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
Paper
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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