Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling Centre

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

This site is open from 8am to 6pm all year, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

On bank holidays, please note that the quietest times are 8am, 11am and just before 6pm.

To make your trip quicker, we encourage you to sort the different materials out before you visit the site. For example, please put all your paper in one bag, and garden waste in another.

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

What can I take to Raynesway?

Recycle for DerbyYou can take the following to Raynesway:

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

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 instead 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.

Raynesway permits

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 free 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 centre at Raynesway. 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.

To request your free permit, complete the tip permit request online form with:

  • 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.

Can I take asbestos to Raynesway?

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:

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

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.

Taking chemicals to Raynesway

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.

Taking gas bottles to Raynesway

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.

How do I get to Raynesway?

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