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Waste and recycling centres

Campground Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Wrekenton is closed for 12 months for redevelopment.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information go to www.gateshead.gov.uk/campground|

   

There are two household waste and recycling centres located at Cowen Road, Blaydon and Albany Road, Felling. 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 any of Cowen Road, Blaydon.  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:

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

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

Albany Road waste and recycling centre

Albany Road, Felling Bypass, Gateshead, NE8 3AT

Residents can dispose of the following:

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

Please note that the waste and recycling centre at Albany Road does not operate a waste permit system and cannot accept vans, trailers or pick-ups into the site.

Opening times

 

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

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