Reuse and Recycling Centres reopening

Avonmouth and St Phillips Reuse and Recycling Centres are reopening for cars and small vans only and only for essential visits. 

With the Reuse and Recycling Centres reopening we all need to be extra vigilant to make sure that we are continuing to stay safe. Social distancing will be enforced and we will be reviewing the situation with the possibility that the sites could close again if it is deemed to be unsafe for the public or our staff. 

If residents can temporarily store their waste and recycling a in a way that does not pose a risk to their health, they must do so. We ask residents to limit their journeys and only travel to a recycling centre if it is absolutely essential to do so and the items cannot be safely stored at home until social distancing measures are lifted. We also ask for people to sort their waste before arriving at the site and ensure they are able to move it themselves or with someone from the same household.

For the first two weeks an odd and even number plate system will be in place, which means residents will only be able to visit on certain days. We will also temporarily only be permitting cars and small vans (you will need a permit for a van) – no transit type vans or vehicles with trailers will be allowed. 

Social distancing measures on-sites

To ensure we are following the government guidance there will be some changes to the way the centre is managed to ensure social distancing is maintained. These include:

  • Two metre markings will be on the floor of the public areas, with only one person is allowed in each section at a time.
  • At this time our crews will not be able to help with unloading materials from your vehicle. Please only bring what you can unload yourself or with the help of someone from your household.
  • If there is more than one person in the vehicle, only one will be permitted to exit the vehicle to unload, unless items require two people to carry it, when another adult may assist.

As always, proof of address is required and will be checked before you can enter the site and should be shown to staff through a closed window. You will need photo ID and a recent bill, or student ID. Any vehicle that arrives on site and does not have proof of address will be turned away.

Temporary number plate traffic management system 

We are temporarily introducing an odd and even number plate system to help manage traffic and reduce queuing. This means you can only visit the Recycling Centres on certain days depending on your vehicle number plate.

How it works

If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 this is an even number plate.

Examples of even number plates:

RL34 JGS (the last number is 4)
V952 GHD (the last number is 2)
PRIV8 A0 (the last number is 0)

If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 this is an odd number plate.

Examples of odd number plates:

GJ25 HJK (the last number is 5)
Y247 NDF (the last number is 7)
PRIV8 A3 (the last number is 3) 

Please only visit on the day per the table below:


Odd/Even Number plate

Mon 18 May


Tues 19 May


Wed 20 May


Thurs 21 May


Fri 22 May


Sat 23 May


Sun 24 May


Mon 25 May (Bank Holiday)


Tue 26 May


Wed 27 May


Thurs 28 May


Fri 29 May


Sat 30 May


Sun 31 May