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Household waste and recycling centres

Closure of household waste and recycling centres

Both of our household waste and recycling centres are closed until further notice.

When visiting our household waste recycling centres please

  • plan your visit and avoid peak times if possible - weekends and bank holidays are our busiest periods and you should expect delays or queues
  • consider which materials can be recycled and re-used
  • sort your recyclables before your visit
  • remove your garden waste from any bags or containers before placing in the skip as these can contaminate the load
  • at Campground, only park in the dedicated bays - there are more bays at the far end of the site
  • 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

Please allow yourself enough time to unload your waste before the closing time of the site or you may be refused entry. If you've got a large load we recommend you get there at least 30 minutes before closing. Sorting your waste into material types before visiting the recycling centre may save you time at the site.

We have two household waste and recycling centres.

For Gateshead and Sunderland residents only

Residents can use these centres to dispose of their household waste.

Waste permits

These facilities are not available for the receipt of trade or business waste. If you use a van, pick-up or tow a trailer, you need a permit to deposit waste at the centres.

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