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Campground Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC) Redevelopment

 
   
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1. How long will Campground HWRC be closed for?

Campground HWRC will close at 8pm on 8 April 2013 for approximately 12 months.

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2. Why is it closing?

The facility is badly in need of modernisation to make it more user-friendly and efficient.

It will be having a roof, an elevated road system and more containers installed. This will make your trip to the facility a lot quicker and easier. There will also be improvements made to stop the problem of traffic queues at busy times.

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3. Where can I take my waste whilst Campground is closed?

Whilst Campground is closed, Gateshead Council residents can take waste to Cowen Road HWRC, Blaydon, Gateshead NE21 5TW.

If you want to take a van, trailer or pick-up to Cowen Road call 0191 433 7000 or click https://online.gateshead.gov.uk/householdwaste/default.aspx| to apply for a permit.

Whilst Campground is closed, Sunderland City Council residents can take waste to Beach Street HWRC, Deptford, Sunderland SR4 6BU.

Please call 0191 520 5550 or visit www.sunderland.gov.uk/recycle| for more information.

Gateshead Council residents & Sunderland City Council residents can also take waste to a temporary HWRC, Albany Road, Felling Bypass, Gateshead, NE8 3AT. However, please note that the following restrictions:

  • Yes cars
  • No vans, no trailers, no pick-ups 
  • Yes Bulky items - furniture, mattresses, electrical goods etc 
  • Yes DIY materials
  • Yes General waste
  • Yes Cardboard recycling
  • No oil
  • No tyres
  • No gas bottles
  • No glass, paper, plastic and carton recycling. Please use your blue bin to recycle these items or visit bring banks – located mainly in supermarket car parks.

If you are a Gateshead resident click here| for more information. If you are a Sunderland resident click http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=857|

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4. What are the opening hours for these three centres?

Cowen Road HWRC

1 April to 30 September
Mon – Sun 8am - 8pm
1 October to 31 March
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun 8am – 6pm

Beach Street HWRC

1 April to 30 September
Mon – Sun 8am - 8pm
1 October to 31 March
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun 8am - 6pm

Albany Road HWRC

1 April to 30 September
Mon – Fri 9am - 8pm
Sat & Sun 8am - 8pm
1 October to 31 March
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat & Sun 8am - 6pm

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5. I’ve got a permit to use at Campground – what do I do now it’s closed?

If you are a Gateshead Council resident you can use your permit at Cowen Road HWRC, Blaydon, Gateshead NE21 5TW – up until its expiry date. If you need a new permit call 0191 433 7000 or click https://online.gateshead.gov.uk/householdwaste/default.aspx| to apply for a permit.

Albany Road HWRC does not accept vans/trailers/pick-ups. There is no permit system in operation for this site.

If you are a Sunderland City Council resident call 0191 520 5550 or visit www.sunderland.gov.uk/recycle| for more information.

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6. Why do I need a permit to take my van/trailer/pick-up to a HWRC?

Firstly, HWRCs are for household waste only – not for disposing of trade/commercial waste so we ask anyone not using a car to prove to us that they are only disposing of household waste.

Secondly, the permits are issued for health and safety reasons – we need to check that the length of your vehicle is a suitable size to use the HWRC site, without putting people or property at risk of injury or damage.

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7. Why can’t I apply for a permit to use at the Albany Road facility?

There is no permit system in operation at this site. You cannot bring vans/trailers/pick-ups to Albany Road HWRC because it is a small site with limited facilities.

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8. Why are Gateshead Council vans/trailers/pick ups allowed to use Albany Road but residents’ vans/trailers/pick-ups are not?

The Albany Road facility is first and foremost an existing depot for Gateshead Council’s construction department which involves letting their vans in and out so they can carry out ‘business as usual’. The site is temporarily allowing the public in to dispose of waste whilst Campground is closed.

Vans/trailers/pick-ups can take twice as much time as a car to unload and because the site is small, we cannot afford to have vehicles queuing for long periods, causing blockages and long delays. Therefore, we have made the decision to only allow cars so that using the facility is as quick as possible for residents.

Cowen Road and Beach Street are purpose-built HWRC sites and capable of allowing cars/vans/trailers and pick-ups. We encourage Gateshead residents to use Cowen Road HWRC and Sunderland residents to use Beach Street HWRC wherever possible.

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9. Why does Albany Road HWRC open at 9am on weekdays, instead of 8am like the other HWRCs?

Albany Road HWRC opens at 9am because between 7.30am and 9am Gateshead Council vans are coming in and out of the site collecting building materials and equipment.

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10. I’ve got hazardous waste I need to dispose of. Where do I take it?

If you are a Gateshead Council resident call 0191 433 7000 for advice about where you can dispose of your hazardous waste.

If you are a Sunderland City Council resident call 0191 520 5550 for advice about where you can dispose of your hazardous waste.

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11. Why can’t Gateshead Council residents use Beach Street HWRC and Sunderland Council residents use Cowen Road HWRC?

These facilities are only available to receive waste from their own residents

Campground and Albany Road HWRCs are owned by Gateshead Council but there are financial arrangements in place to allow Sunderland residents to use them too.

 

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