The Parish Freighter Service has now ended.

Goodbye freighters - hello to the brand new recycling centre

The new Kington Household Recycling Centre is  now open.

Opening hours are 8am - 6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Kington Household Recycling Centre, Eardisly Road, Kington, HR5 3EA

The site is located opposite the Kington Surgery on the Eardisley Road (A4111)
to the south of Kington.  
Take the turning signed for Arrow Plant Hire. The entrance to the site is on the left hand side
Click HERE to be taken to Severn Waste's information page and an accurate location map.

This will be the sixth site in the county operated by Severn Waste Services on behalf of Herefordshire Council. At present the sites recycle between 68% - 72% of all materials received.

The site manager has asked that all visitors / customers to the new Kington site please sort and separate their recycling materials before visiting the site.  This will help to ensure that materials get sent for recycling, which is the intention, and not sent for landfill which is wasteful and inefficient.
Staff at the recycling centre are keen for the new Kington site to be as efficient as possible and ask for your co-operation in this, by making sure all your waste materials are clearly sorted and separated.

Items that the site can take

Wood & timber 

Particle board such as MDF, Hardboard & Chipboard (NOT plasterboard)

Glass bottles and jars

Drinks cans

Food grade plastic containers

Paper and cardboard

TVs and computer monitors

Fridges and freezers

General electrical appliances



Green waste and most garden waste such as grass cuttings, small branches and prunings

Shoes & clothing

Dispelling a few urban myths about domestic recycling

Councillors learned a few things about recycling at a recent visit to the Envirosort centre

All cans must be clean and dry – unwashed tins will contaminate a load

All paper and card must be dry – damp paper will contaminate a load

Soft drink bottle tops can be recycled

Soft drink bottle tops should be screwed on very lightly (or not at all)

Sellotape and parcel tape on cardboard boxes does not need to be removed as it is very low-grade plastic and will disappear in the processing

Do not put any black plastic into the recycling as it cannot be recycled and will contaminate a load



Some more information about waste collection

Commercial, industrial and clinical waste  must be disposed of through Herefordshire Council’s waste services. Find out more at

Clinical waste such as sharps, stoma bags etc,can be collected free of charge from your home by arrangement. 

Find out more about clinical waste collections via the above link, or at  The Kington Centre, 64 Bridge St, Kington. 01432 260600