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What 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.

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.

How much can I take to the Raynesway site?

The Raynesway site is for general household waste.  It will only accept the following materials if you bring them in one journey in a private vehicle:

  • construction materials from improvements or replacements to properties
  • materials from repairs or renewals of garages
  • sheds
  • patio material
  • garden material.

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.


  • 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.

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.

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