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Where to take my 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.

Household Waste Recovery Centres (HWRC)

We have 12 of these larger waste disposal sites. Click on the names below to reveal the opening times, address (with map) and a list of items they accept:

Shilburn Road
NE47 9LG
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Plot B
Lionheart Enterprise Park
Alnwick
NE66 2HT
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Hathery Lane
Bebside
NE24 4HN
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Ramparts Business Park
Berwick
TD15 1UN
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Town Foot
Haltwhistle
NE49 0ET
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

French Garden Industrial Estate
Hexham
NE46 4DL
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Near Ponteland
NE20 0AG
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Morpeth
NE61 3AB
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

North Seaton Industrial Estate
Ashington
NE63 0YB
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Near Seahouses
NE68 7UP
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Broomhouse Road
West Wylam
NE42 5ED
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Brewery Lane
NE71 6QG
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Email: ask@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening Times:

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

Household waste permits

You will require a permit to take your waste to the HWRC if you want to use a van, ‘trade type vehicle’ and / or trailer which is longer than 5ft (1.52m). Very large vans / lorries and trailers over 9ft 10inch (3metres) will not be permitted for health and safety reasons.

Permits are

  • 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.

5Apply for a house hold waste permit online here

Hazardous household waste

Our HWRCs accept certain types of hazardous waste:

  • used engine oil
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • gas cylinders
  • fridges and freezers
  • fluorescent tubes
  • televisions and computer monitors

For other types of hazardous household waste, there is a free collection service which is organised by the County Council. Examples of hazardous waste that may be eligible for the free collection service include some garden chemicals, flammable solvents and asbestos.

Find out more about hazardous household waste here.

Using our Household Waste Recovery Centres

We have commitments we make to the users of our sites, and ask users to follow our code of conduct too.

Local recycling points 

These smaller self-service sites are positioned in convenient locations, often in town and village car parks, allowing residents to recycle items such as glass bottles and jars and textiles.

Find your local recycling points:

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