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Where is the main household waste and recycling site in Derby?

You can take household waste and recyclables to the Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling site at Raynesway Park Drive, Derby DE21 7BH.

This site is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm all year, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

To make your trip quicker please sort the different materials out before you visit the site, for example all your paper in one bag, garden waste in another.

For your own safety please make sure you wear appropriate shoes on site.

What may I take to Raynesway site?

You can take the following to Raynesway:

  • tins, cans and aerosols
  • textiles and shoes
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • chipboard
  • engine oil
  • cooking oil
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • fridges and freezers
  • all electrical items
  • garden waste
  • paint
  • timber and wood
  • gas bottles
  • plastic bottles
  • up to four car tyres
  • furniture
  • scrap metal.

What can't I take to Raynesway?

There are certain items of waste we cannot accept at Raynesway.

We cannot accept any of the following:

  • Waste from a commercial business. We can offer a Commercial Waste Service
  • Waste left with a householder by a tradesperson.
  • Over 50kg of rubble or soil.
  • Scrap vehicles.
  • Large items of fitted furniture.
  • More than two window frames (with or without glass) or two doors from a DIY project.
  • Any waste arising from the demolition of buildings, garages or garden sheds.
  • Soiled pet bedding or litter. This is primarily due to the health risks posed to site staff who may accidently come into contact with this material. Site operatives do routinely open bags brought in to the site to check whether there are recyclables in them so if there is soiled pet litter on the bags it could come into contact with their skin. Apart from being highly unpleasant for them there is a risk of contracting diseases such as Toxoplasmosis.

If you are planning to carry out major refurbishment work to your house or garden we recommend you consider hiring a skip as part of the project or consider using our Bulky Waste Collection Service.

Does the Raynesway site accept asbestos?

Contact the Raynesway site either in person or by calling 01332 755482 before you visit to make sure they can accept your material. Please note that the phone is not always manned. 

Generally, they can accept:

  • only small quantities of asbestos waste from minor repair works to roofs and guttering
  • a maximum of three six foot by three foot (1.83m x 0.91m) sheets/panels of asbestos.

Do not break or cut the asbestos to fit plastic bags, ideally it should be double wrapped in plastic sheets. You should dampen the asbestos before lifting or moving it to help prevent the release of asbestos cement fibres.


  • Double wrap sheets/panels in plastic sheeting or bags.
  • To help us move them, don’t break up the sheets/panels.
  • We won’t allow you to make a return visit.
  • You must dispose of larger quantities by private registered asbestos removal contractors.

I’ve found some chemicals in my shed - what can I do?

Contact the Raynesway site either in person or by calling 01332 755482 before you visit to make sure they can accept the chemicals. Please note that the phone is not always manned.

Generally, Raynesway can accept small quantities (a maximum of five litres or five kilogrammes) of hazardous waste, such as pesticides, mercury and petrol.

What can I do with an old gas bottle?

If there is an identifying label on the side of the bottle it can be taken to a stockholder, please go to the LPG Bottle Retrieval Scheme website to find a local stockholder.

If the bottle can't be identified, we will accept it at Raynesway.

Do I need a permit to use Raynesway?

Raynesway is a facility for Derby residents using a private vehicle to dispose of their own household waste.

To make sure commercial waste is not disposed of there, we operate a permit system for vehicles that could be used by businesses.

All vans and pick-up trucks under 3.5 tonnes gross, and vehicles with trailers, need a permit to use the Raynesway Site.  The permit is free of charge.

If you are hiring a van, you will need to state how many visits you are intending to make to the site to receive a permit.

How do I get a permit to use Raynesway?

Complete this tip permit request e-form to request a tip permit to use Raynesway recycling centre.

We will ask you for:

  • your name, address and telephone number
  • the vehicle registration number, make and trade number
  • a description of the waste you will be taking
  • the number of trips you expect to make.

There is no charge for the tip permit.

How do I get to Raynesway?

Selecting the Google map below allows you to find directions to Raynesway from your location.


View Directions to Raynesway in a larger map

What trade waste services does the Council offer?

View our Commercial waste collection page for information.


Annual household waste and recycling centre survey 2015

Residents across Derby and Derbyshire are invited to rate their local household waste and recycling centre. 

To take part all you need to do is fill in a short online survey highlighting what you like and what you think needs improving. We thank you for taking part and value your feedback. 

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