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.
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
household waste. Click on the names below to reveal the
opening times, address (with map) and a list of items they
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, or
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 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.
- free of charge
- valid for one visit (you can request more than one permit when
applying, up to a maximum of 2 per week although sometimes you can
use last weeks or next weeks allocations together - subject to site
capacity and the agreement at the household waste site)
- posted to your property or available for collection at a
nominated council information point (we cannot email permits)
We aim to process requests for permits and dispatch them within
two workings day of receipt.
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
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
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.
Report a full public bottle bank by: