Welcome to The Green Company (Recycling) Ltd, formerly known as SOVA Recycling Limited.

We are a social enterprise company firmly rooted in values that support education and employment opportunities for those in need.

In Partnership with Sheffield City Council and Veolia environmental services, we are responsible for providing waste recylcing services across the 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres of Sheffield.

We have a dedicated and experienced workforce focused daily on reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill, and we are committed to delivering services through innovative partnerships which enhance services and opportunities for local communities.


There are 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC's) in Sheffield.

These are provided for Sheffield residents who dispose of household waste from their own home such as bulky items, garden waste, electrical or electronic equipment, furniture and lots more.

Residents carrying out renovations or who have construction waste should hire a skip rather than take this to a HWRC.

Residents visiting a HWRC in a van or with a trailer will need a permit or permission for a one off visit before being allowed on site. More information about the vehicle permit scheme is provided below.

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Summer and Winter opening hours:

10am to 6pm: Summer Hours (1st April - 30th Sept)
10am to 4pm: Winter Hours (1st Oct - 31st March)


A vehicle permit scheme is in place to prevent the illegal disposal of trade waste. If you are a resident of Sheffield and you wish to visit a HWRC with a van or a trailer, you will need either a permit or approval for a one-off visit.

Luton Box vans, pick ups (excluding 4x4's), long wheel base transit vans and twin axled vehicles are not allowed on site and a permit is not available for vehicles of this type. Residents wishing to visit a HWRC in a car, people carrier or a 4x4 without a pick up, do not need a permit to access a site.


If the only vehicle in your houshold is a van or you wish to bring a trailer on site, you can apply for a permit. It's easy to apply for a permit, just contact Veolia Environmental Services. If your application is successful, you will receive a permit for 12 visits per year. To apply call Veolia on 0114 273 4567 or email


A bulky waste collection can be arranged for certain items from your property. This is a good option for large items that you can't take to the HWRC. Please note that charges may apply.

There is a collection charge based on the number of items that need collecting


Contact us on 0114 233 8208 or email us at


Sheffield's HWRC's are for the recycling of household wastes only and cannot except trade waste.

Trade waste must be disposed of using a licensed facility meeting Duty of care requirements. Depositing trade waste at a HWRC is a criminal offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and could result in a £50,000 fine and-or two years imprisonment.

About Commercial and Business Waste


Site Manager
The Green Company Ltd.
Unit 2B
Baxter Road
S6 1JF

Tel 0114 233 8208
Fax 0114 233 8237

Reg Number: 07849580
VAT Number: 124 2726 37

For more information please contact us.