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Waste and recycling centres

 

When visiting the Household Waste Recycling Centres please remember:

  • To plan your visit and avoid peak times (weekends and bank holidays are our busiest periods and you should expect delays)
  • Consider which materials can be recycled and re-used
  • Segregate your recyclables before your visit
  • Wear appropriate clothing, footwear (no flip flops or sandals) and gloves
  • Children and animals must stay in the vehicle at all times for their own safety.

There are two household waste and recycling centres located at Cowen Road, Blaydon and Campground, Wrekenton. Residents can use these sites to dispose of their household waste.

If you use a van, pick-up or tow a trailer, you need a permit to deposit waste at these HWRCs. For further information please visit our permits page.

We now recycle carpets, mattresses and quilts at both Cowen Road and Campground recycling centres.

These facilities are NOT available for the receipt of trade waste.

Campground waste and recycling centre

Springwell Road, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7XW

  • Carpets
  • Quilts/duvets
  • D.I.Y. rubble, plasterboard, scrap metal, cardboard, wood and garden waste
  • Electrical and electronic equipment (eg TVs, fluorescent tubes, energy saving bulbs, computers and monitors)
  • Mattresses
  • Textiles 
  • Used batteries
  • White goods (eg unwanted washing machines and refrigerators/freezers)   

Opening times

Open to the public seven days a week, all year round, except for Christmas Day.

1 April to 30 September Monday - Friday 8am to 8pm
  Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm
1 October to 31 March Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
  Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm

Cowen Road waste and recycling centre

Cowen Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 5TW

Residents can dispose of the following:

  • Carpets
  • Quilts/duvets 
  • D.I.Y. rubble, plasterboard, cardboard, wood, garden waste
  • Electrical and electronic equipment (eg TVs, fluorescent tubes, energy saving bulbs, computers and monitors)
  • Mattresses
  • Old engine oil, tyres, LPG bottles, and used batteries
  • Recyclable goods such as paper, glass, plastic bottles, textiles and mixed cans
  • White goods (eg unwanted washing machines and refrigerators/freezers)

Opening times

Open to the public seven days a week, all year round, except for Christmas Day.

1 October - 31 March Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
  Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm
1 April - 30 September Monday - Sunday 8am to 8pm

Waste permits

If you use a van, pick-up or tow a trailer, you need a permit to deposit waste at Cowen Road, Blaydon or Campground, Wrekenton. For further information please visit our permits page.

In addition, facilities are provided each year to convert Christmas trees into chippings which can be used as a mulch in local parks and gardens and woodlands.