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Where to take your waste and recycling

also known as: Household waste recovery centres - HWRCs, Tip, Waste disposal sites.

Find out where you can take your waste and recycling, check household waste recovery centre opening times and apply for a waste permit.

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Household Waste Recovery Centres (HWRC)

We have 12 centres across the county where you can take your household waste. Click on the names below to reveal the opening times, address (with map) and a list of items they accept.

We also have over 170 smaller local recycling points where you can recycle things like glass, shoes and clothes.

Address: Shilburn Road, NE47 9LG, view location map
Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week, including bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Years Day when it is closed)

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

Address: Plot B, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, NE66 2HT, view location map

Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

Address: Hathery Lane, Bebside, NE24 4HN, view location map
Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers 

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

Address: Ramparts Business Park, Berwick, TD15 1UN, view location map
Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers 

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

Address: Town Foot, Haltwhistle, NE49 0ET, view location map
Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers 

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

Address: French Garden Industrial Estate, Hexham, NE46 4DL, view location map

Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers 

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

Address: near Ponteland, NE20 0AG, view location map
Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers 

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What you can take to the centre

Address: Morpeth, NE61 3AB, view location map

Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers 

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April - 31st October- 8am - 7:30pm
  • 1st November - 31st March- 8am - 6pm

What you can take to the centre

Address: North Seaton Industrial Estate, Ashington, NE63 0YB, view location map
Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

Address: near Seahouses, NE68 7UP, view location map
Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

Address: Broomhouse Road, West Wylam, NE42 5ED, view location map

Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

Address: Brewery Lane, NE71 6QG, view location map
Phone: 0845 600 6400 or one of our local phone numbers

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), except Christmas Day and New Years Day, when it is closed.

  • 1st April to 31 October - 8am to 7.30pm
  • 1st November to 31 March - 8am to 6pm

What can you take to this centre?

How could we improve your HWRCs?

If you have any comments, complaints or suggestions for improvements, we would love to hear from you. You can download and complete our 'Have your say leaflet' and return it to us for free.

Household waste permits

If you want to use a van, trade type vehicle and/or a trailer longer than 5ft (1.52m) to take your household waste to the HWRC, you will need a household waste permit.

Very large vans / lorries and trailers over 9ft 10inch (3m) will not be permitted for health and safety reasons.

Please note: from 1 September the scheme is changing. A maximum of 12 permits will be allowed for any one household per year. It will also be essential to accurately describe the waste that you want to dispose of with the permit. More information is available on our leaflet here

We have also prepared answers to frequently asked questions, which you can find here

Permits are:

  • free of charge
  • valid for one visit
  • posted to your property or available for collection at a nominated council information point (we cannot email permits)
  • only valid for your household waste

We aim to process requests for permits and dispatch them within two workings day of receipt.

  • Permits are not valid for business waste, landlord waste or waste from a property other than your own home
  • Please click here for business waste information
  • For information on hiring a skip please try skipandbin.com who have a database of over 1000 licensed skip hire companies from across the UK.   

5Apply for a house hold waste permit online here

Hazardous household waste

HWRCs accept certain types of hazardous waste including car batteries, fridges, gas cyclinders, used engine oil and televisions.

Other types of hazardous household waste eg some garden chemicals, flammable solvents and asbestos, may be eligible for our free collection service.

Find out more about hazardous household waste here.

Local recycling points

Recycling points are smaller collection points where you can recycle things like glass bottles and jars, shoes and clothes. We have over 170 points in convenient locations across the county - often in car parks or near shops and pubs.

Find your local recycling points - they're closer than you think!

News:  The glass banks at Beresford Road car park, Seaton Sluice NE26 4DR have been relocated temporarily whilst car park refurbishment works are carried out.  They are currently situated adjacent to the public conveniences at Fountain Head Bank off Links Road NE26 4HT.  It is planned to return them to their original home at Beresford Road by the end of July 2014.

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