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.
Pay as you throw:
From 14 September 2015, residents disposing of
rubble, plasterboard and soil at any of the Household Waste
Recovery Centres will be charged a nominal fee- payable by
credit or debit card, sorry no cash or cheques.
- View the
leaflet explaining these changes here
answers to your frequently asked questions
- View a list
of Payzone points where you can load money onto a Prepaid card
Give your glass another life!
Please take glass bottles and jars to a local recycling point -
they're closer than you think!
Find out where here
Household Waste Recovery Centres (HWRC)
We have 12 centres across the county where you can take your
Residents may dispose of, no more than, 6 Cubic Yards of DIY
waste per household in any one year. This rule applies to ALL
vehicles and trailers and DIY waste includes (but is not exclusive
to) rubble, kitchen units, worktops, fitted wardrobes, bathroom
fittings, bricks, breeze blocks, concrete blocks and slabs, tiles,
gravel, plaster board, shower screens, doors, laminate flooring,
MDF, metal/construction materials, garden sheds and window
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
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.
For health & safety reasons; large vans, or lorries will not
be permitted access, nor will any vehicle with a trailer over 3
metres (approx. 9ft 10 inch).
- free of charge
- valid for one visit
- available by email for presentation on your smartphone or to
print yourself within minutes; posted to your property or
available for collection at a nominated council information
- only valid for your household waste
We aim to process requests for permits within minutes (for
electronic permits) or dispatched within two workings day
of receipt for postal permits.
- Permits are not valid for business waste, landlord waste or
waste from a property other than your own home
- Please click here for business
- 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.
Apply for a house hold waste permit online
NEW ELECTRONIC PERMITS: Use the link above
to apply for an electronic permit which you can have
delivered to your smart phone or you can print at home.
The site attendant will then scan your message on your
smart phone or your permit which you have printed at home.
Both options will have a QR code (like a square bar code).
Hazardous household waste
HWRCs accept certain types of hazardous waste including car
batteries, fridges, gas cyclinders, used engine oil and
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
Please click here to
use our interactive map to show local recycling
point locations in Northumberland
or, if you prefer, you may still access our pdf lists of
recycling banks on the links below-
Report a full public bottle bank by: