Summer brings longer opening hours for Recycling Centres

Emerald street cleansing depot

Kirklees residents are set to benefit from the introduction of extra extended opening hours at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) to coincide with the longer days of summer.

All five of our HWRCs (you might know these as council dumps or tips) will switch to summer opening hours on Monday 1 August, when they would normally extend most working days by an hour.

This year we are going one step further by adding a bonus hour of opening from Monday to Friday and one on Sundays so that residents can recycle or dispose of their waste.

Improving Waste Services

Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:

“We are delighted to be able to extend the opening hours of our HWRCs thanks to the interim waste contract that we agreed with SUEZ last Autumn, which is improving our waste services.

“The extra hours in the week will mean residents have more time to visit and can avoid peak weekend hours. This might also help residents that do not use our Brown Bin service to recycle their garden waste over the peak growing season.

“It also means more time for residents to make use of the new Reuse facilities at Emerald Street in Huddersfield and Weaving Lane in Dewsbury, all of which are helping us to build a cleaner and greener Kirklees.”

Opening Times

The following opening hours come into operation on Monday 1 August.


Day           Opening times

Mon-Fri          8am to 6pm

Saturday        8am to 4pm

Sunday          8am to 4pm


To check the opening times at any time of the year go to Household waste recycling centres | Kirklees Council