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Gainsborough Household Waste Recycling Centre

The Gainsborough Household Waste Recycling Centre is located to the south of Gainsborough, just off Lea Road. The site is clearly marked from the main road between the station and a car showroom. The site is owned and operated by RWR Commercial for Lincolnshire County Council.

What can you recycle in Gainsborough?

  • Batteries
  • Books
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Carpets
  • Cooking oil
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Food tins and drinks cans
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Household and garden chemicals
  • Matresses
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Mixed textiles and clothes
  • Mobile phones
  • Paper
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastics
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • Small appliances
  • Soil
  • Spectacles
  • TVs and monitors
  • Used engine oil
  • Wood and timber

You cannot recycle:

  • Cartons and tetrapaks
  • Polystyrene
  • Polythene
  • Tyres

The rules

  • No commercial waste is accepted.
  • No clinical waste is accepted.
  • No asbestos-based material is accepted.
  • Soil, hardcore and plasterboard are not classified as household waste, but residents may bring 1 dustbin full per person per day.
  • Height barriers are in place to prevent commercial vehicles entering. You are welcome to bring your own household waste in an over-height vehicle, but you will be directed to a designated parking area to unload. Staff are happy to help and trolleys are provided.
  • Facilities are available for non-recyclable waste.
  • This site no longer accepts tyres. Customers are advised to take old tyres to their local tyre bay, or at a breakers yard/scrap yard where they should be accepted for a small charge.

Site Address

Gainsborough Household Waste Recycling Centre
Summergangs Lane
Gainsborough 
Lincolnshire
DN21 1AH

Opening Times

Monday9.00am - 4.00pm
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
Friday9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday9.00am - 4.00pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

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Last updated: 21 November 2013

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