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Mile Cross Recycling Centre


Swanton Road, Norwich NR2 4LH - find us on Google maps

Opening times

1 October to 31 March 9am-5pm, 7 days a week

1 April to 30 September 9am-7.30pm, 7 days a week

Open as usual on bank holidays but closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Located at the end of Swanton Road, off Mile Cross Road. There is a recycling centre sign and logo at Mile Cross Road/Swanton Road junction on a lamppost.

Items you can and cannot bring

Types of waste we accept/do not accept at all our recycling centres.

We accept DIY waste at this site using the Pay As You Throw service.  Card payment only at this site.

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

Additional information

We sell compost at all our recycling centres, for £3.50 a bag. The bags are hand-filled to approximately 40 litres.

Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites.

Card payment only at this site, no payments can be made using cash from April 2017. This applies to the purchase of compost or garden waste bags, disposal charge for tyres and DIY waste disposed of through the Pay As You Throw service.

Using our recycling centre

Our recycling centres are organised using separate containers for different materials which are all signed.  Staff can 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 separate your recycling before your visit.

Please bring your waste in manageable loads that you can easily move to the containers. If you need extra assistance staff can help if asked, but you may have to wait at busy times. However, staff are not obliged to lift items. Please do not use large sacks as these block pathways and access to the containers.

Staff may ask you where the waste has come from if you are bringing large quantities to ensure it is your own household waste. In some cases you may be asked to sign a disclaimer form.

Please abide by the rules of the recycling centre and follow the advice of the staff.

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.

Mile Cross is inside a building but the entrances accommodate most large vans and trailers.

Vehicles can usually get within two metres of the containers due to safety barriers and pedestrian walkways.  Staff will always be available to give advice, which must be followed for health and safety reasons.

For safety, please keep your children in your vehicle while you are at the recycling centre and wear suitable clothing, footwear and gloves when visiting the site.

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