Ashill Main Recycling Centre
Swaffham Road IP25 7BT
1 April–30 September 9am–5pm, 7 days a week
1 October–31 March 9am–4pm, 7 days a week
Open as usual on bank holidays but closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Located between South Pickenham and Ashill on the B1077. Please do not queue when entering the site from Ashill.
Items you can and cannot bring
Types of waste we accept/do not accept at all our recycling centres.
We accept limited amounts of DIY waste.
We don’t accept hazardous waste (eg asbestos, paint).
This site has a Reuse Shop where you can buy or donate unwanted items, including things like crockery, records, books, bikes and furniture. We welcome any household items that can be resold. Speak to an on-site recycling advisor for more information.
We sell compost at all our recycling centres, for £3.50 a bag. The bags are hand-filled to approximately 40 litres.
You can pay with cash (up to £10), credit and debit card (chip and pin and contactless).
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites.
Using our recycling centre
Our recycling centres are organised using separate containers for different materials, eg bins for cardboard, scrap metal, timber and garden waste. Our staff will help you find the right place to put your waste.
To speed things up when you get to the recycling centre, it helps if you sort your recycling before your visit. So you may want to put things like cardboard, scrap metal and timber etc into separate bags. You can download a site map of this recycling centre which will help you find the bins for each type of waste.
Our staff can assist with lifting where possible but it helps if you divide loads into manageable bags.
We have no restrictions or permit systems in place for vans or trailers at Norfolk's Recycling Centres. Site staff may ask where the waste has come from if you are bringing large quantities to ensure it is household waste.
For safety, please keep your children in your vehicle while you are at the recycling centre.