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Waste and recycling centres

 
   

Please note, we now recycle carpets and mattresses at both Cowen Road & Campground recycling centers.

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.

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

Cowen Road waste and recycling centre

Cowen Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 5TW

Residents can dispose of the following:

  • Carpets
  • 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

Cowen Road is open to the public seven days per week, all year round except for Christmas Day.

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

Campground waste and recycling centre

Springwell Road, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7XW

Residents can dispose of the following:

  • Carpets
  • 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

 

Campground, Wrekenton is open to the public seven days per week, all year round except for Christmas Day.

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

Sat & Sun 8am to 6pm

Waste permit

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.

 

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