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Thetford Household Waste Recycling Centre

Due to the Covid-19 virus, all Norfolk's Recycling Centres were closed for several weeks. Thetford is re-opening on Monday 11th May, but with some restrictions. In particular, the Re-Use Shop will remain closed, and trade waste, textiles and clothing cannot be accepted. Full details.

The Thetford Household Waste Recycling Centre (often known as The Tip) is located on the Telford Way Industrial Estate, just off Mundford Road. It is run by Norfolk Country Council. Much of the waste deposited there is recycled, and the site also features a Re-Use Shop where the public can purchase reclaimed items.

Most residential household waste is accepted at the Recycling Centre without charge in any quantities. This includes garden waste and domestic appliances. Trade waste from businesses is charged for, as is domestic waste from DIY construction projects. Hazardous waste (e.g. paint and asbestos) is not accepted, except at special hazardous waste days held a few times each year.


The Recycling Centre opened at its current location on Telford Way in December 2012, having previously occupied a much smaller site on Burrell Way.

From 1st April 2018, controversial new charges were brought in for household DIY waste. While domestic waste has to be accepted free of charge, the Council introduced fees for waste from projects that would normally require a tradesperson to carry out (e.g. kitchen refits and fence replacement).

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