Hempton Main Recycling Centre Plus

Location

Helhoughton Road, Fakenham NR21 7DY

Opening times

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

Directions

Hempton Main Recycling Centre is quarter of a mile from A1065 Fakenham - Swaffham Road. Take the A1065 south out of Fakenham. It is signposted from the A1065 on the 'S' bend.

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 for free, but you can get rid of larger amounts at this site using the Pay As You Throw service.

We accept business waste at this site, for a charge.

We don’t accept hazardous waste (eg asbestos, paint).

Additional information

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.

We accept payment by cash, credit or debit card (chip and pin and contactless).

We are changing our payment methods. From 1 December we will no longer accept cash payments for amounts over £10 and you will need to pay amounts larger than £10 with a debit or credit card.

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.