What you can take to the household waste recycling centre

You need a pass, permit or to make a booking to visit one of our household waste recycling centres. The recycling centres are for the sole use of Barnsley and Doncaster residents to dispose of their household waste.

It makes it easier if you sort your waste before you take it to the recycling centre. Separate it into the following types so it's ready to dispose of into the correct skip:

  • Asbestos (small amounts accepted at Worsbrough only - see below for more details)
  • Batteries – household
  • Batteries - car
  • Books/CDs (media)
  • Cans
  • Car oil
  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard food and drinks cartons (Tetra Pak)
  • Chemicals/pesticides - household only (maximum of two bookings per year, accepted at Worsbrough only)
  • Cooking oil
  • Electrical items - large
  • Electrical items - small
  • Fire extinguishers (up to 1kg)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs (domestic only)
  • Fridges and freezers (domestic only)
  • Gas cylinders (domestic only)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Green garden waste 
  • Ink and toner cartridges
  • Metal
  • Paint/emulsion (water-based only)
  • Paper
  • Plasterboard (accepted at Worsbrough only - see below for more details)
  • Plastics - hard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Reuse (items suitable to be rehomed)
  • Sofas, chairs and other upholstered seating
  • Soil and rubble from small DIY projects (eg a car boot full)
  • Televisions
  • Textiles and shoes
  • Wood and chipboards

Use our A-Z of waste and recyclable items to check for things you can take to the recycling centre. It also tells you which skip you need to put each item in.

Please remember to remove all batteries and flammable liquids from items. Fire lighters and batteries left in toys, games controllers, TV remotes and mobile phones can cause fires at recycling and waste treatment centres. Many stores which sell batteries have containers to dispose of old ones. There are also separate areas for these to be handed in at recycling centres.

Additional waste accepted at West Street, Worsbrough only

  • Small amounts of clean plasterboard. Any material bonded to the plasterboard must be removed before disposal. In most cases this material can be put in a different recycling skip.
  • Small amounts of asbestos (terms apply). You need to make an asbestos booking online before you visit the recycling centre. All material must be double wrapped in 1000-gauge polythene and securely taped and sealed.
  • The use of personal protective equipment, such as eye protection and a face mask, is recommended to be brought with you when you're using the asbestos container. Please note site staff are unable to physically assist with the depositing of your packages. The opening is 142cm from the ground, please make sure you can safely lift your packages to this height - you may wish to bring someone with you to help.

Waste not accepted at any of our recycling centres

  • Vehicle parts.
  • Large amounts of building and construction waste or soil. If you have more than a car boot full we suggest you hire a skip.
  • Large amounts of asbestos (eg from renovation work). This is hazardous waste and you can find removal companies who will take this away for you.     
  • Excessive amounts of waste.