Postcode entry system to use Salisbury tip

Postcode entry system to use Salisbury tip

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 7:26am 14th May 2020. (Updated at 8:07am 14th May 2020)

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It's part of new measures to limit the number of people on site with the same system in use at nine Household Recycling Centres across Wiltshire.

Salisbury's dump at Churchfields Industrial Estate and the HRC in Amesbury will reopen on Monday 18th May.

You will only be allowed to visit the facility on the days that correspond to the first part of your postcode as shown in the chart below.

However you can visit ANY site in Wiltshire, so for example you could go to the facility in Warminster or Devizes.

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The only household recycling centre you can't use is the one in Stanton St Quintin which remains closed until further notice.

Access to all sites is only for Wiltshire residents.


Council bosses stress  you will need to check the opening times of each HRC before you head off as all of the sites have different opening times. 

The opening times may also be required to change due to issues that arise on site so the advice is to double check.

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You may also be asked to provide a proof of address in order to use the facilities.

Wiltshire Council also expect the queues to be long with "waits of several hours."


Journeys to HRCs should only be undertaken if waste or recycling cannot be stored at home safely or disposed of safely by other means, this includes kerbside recycling collections and the bulky waste collections service. 

You can  leave additional recycling at the kerbside provided it is separated properly and placed in sturdy containers.

There's more details on that on the local authority's website at


To keep staff and residents safe, there are a significant number of changes in place to ensure social distancing at all HRCs. 

These changes include:

  • Visitors must keep at least two metres from others at all times
  • Only one person allowed on bin access steps at any one time
  • Visits are restricted to one person per car
  • No entry for trailers or large vans over 3.5 tonnes
  • The number of parking spaces on each site will be significantly reduced, with vehicles allowed on site on a 'one in, one out' basis.
  • There will be no pedestrian access
  • HRCs cannot accept soil, rubble, plasterboard, textiles or asbestos during this initial reopening phase
  • Don't bring recyclable materials that can be collected through the council's kerbside recycling collection service
  • As we expect that sites will be much busier than normal, if you have a bulky items to depose of please consider using the council's Bulky Household Waste collection scheme instead 

For more details, and to find out more, read the FAQs at

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Waste, said: 

"It's important we do all we can to protect our staff and residents, which is why we have implemented this easy to use postcode scheme.

"People should only visit a household recycling centre on the days that correspond to the first part of their postcode, and even then, they can only dispose of waste that cannot be stored safely at home.

The postcode system will be reviewed after 14th June.

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