Recycling - information and advice
also known as: Kerbside recycling, Wheeled bin recycling.
Here you will find top tips, advice and guidance on everything from what you can recycle, where to take your rubbish and how to reduce your food waste.
From 1 September 2014 we are introducing
changes to the household waste permit scheme. Find out more here
In 2011/12 Northumberland reused/recycled 41% (67,000 tonnes of
waste) and sent an additional 23% (38,000 tonnes waste) to an
Energy from Waste (EfW) plant to make electricity for the National
Grid. A big improvement from five years ago when we reused/recycled
34% (64,000 tonnes) and less than 1% was used for energy
With your help we would like to reduce, reuse and recycle even
Our recycling directory
Use our recycling directory - it
will show you where and how you can recycle a wide range of
Where can I recycle?
As well as your kerbside recycling bin, there are many other
ways you can recycle in the county.
Reduce waste and reuse more!
Recycling is good but it is not always the best
option! Reducing the amount of waste is much
better, and is easy.
Tours of West Sleekburn
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling? Come and
find out for yourself on one of our FREE recycling plant tours!
Real nappies are washable nappies, which can be laundered and
used over and over again for your baby and subsequent babies
Recycling at an event
If you are organising an event or perhaps arranging a street
party, it is worth thinking in advance about how you will manage
the waste created and how you can recycle as much as possible.
Depending on the size of your event you might like to consider
doing a community litter pick after your event.
Recycle and reuse community organisations
Donating your waste to a community recycling organisation or
charity is a great way to recycle and help others at the same
Have a look at our recycle and reuse page
for more information on where you can take your waste to be reused
Funding and grants for community projects
Please click on the links below for information on:
Leaflets, posters and resources
The information in the leaflets below apply to all
Northumberland residents and are available in other formats on
request. Please click on the picture icons for the most up-to-date
Also, have a look at the following websites for further advice
Changes to phone numbers
- Please be aware that the Northumberland County Council contact
number has changed from 0845 600 6400 to 0345 600
- Please also be advised that there may be a charge for using any
08 numbers included in the leaflets below. Charges may vary
depending on service providers.