Changes to be made to waste drop sites – Coventry City Council

The Council is set to make some changes to the drop sites following the successful re-introduction of blue-lidded recycling bin collections.

From Saturday 9 April the following sites will open only on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 8am-4.30pm:

  • Sowe Common car park
  • Leicester Row car park
  • Wellington Street car park
  • Coventry Community Resource Centre
  • Willenhall Social Club car park
  • Telfer Road car park
  • Wyken Slough (Saturday and Sunday only)

Hearsall Common, which has been one of the busiest drop sites, will remain open 7 days a week throughout.

From Monday 18 April, the War Memorial Park drop site will close permanently. This will allow the park to prepare for the summer events ahead, including BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in May and Godiva Festival in September.  It will also free up parking space as the weather improves and more people want to enjoy the park.

The changes will mean that there are more vehicles available to re-introduce brown-lidded garden waste collections. Garden waste collections will start again in the city on Tuesday 19 April.

Garden waste collections will run alongside blue-lidded recycling collections.  

It is expected that all drop sites will close permanently on 16 May, after all three collections have settled back onto a routine. This is also when the permission from the Environment Agency to operate the site runs out.

To check your current collection schedule, please go to

A list of all current drop sites can be found at

Wednesday, 6th April 2022

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