Where to take your waste and recycling

Here you will find details of where you can take your waste and recycling, you can check household waste recovery centre opening times and apply for a waste permit.

The latest information regarding Household Waste Recovery Centres (HWRCs), also known as 'tips', during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Household Waste Recovery Centres - Service Updates

This information was last updated 24 March 2020. 

In light of government advice to stay at home and avoid all but essential travel, our provider Suez has advised that all Household Waste Recovery Centres (HWRCs) will close until further notice, from 24th March 2020. We ask all our residents to store their unwanted items until we are able to open the sites again. Thank you. 

There are 12 HWRCs across the county where you can take your household waste. Waste recovery centres are more commonly known as ‘tips’.

Please note, all Household Waste Recovery Centres are closed until further notice due to Government guidelines regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

PLEASE NOTE: All tips are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Some tips may close early due to adverse weather conditions. Please check our council alerts page for more updates.

Where is my nearest Household Waste Recovery Centre?


Please click here to see a map of where your local Household Waste Recovery Centres are.
 

Alternatively, you can click on the blue drop-down boxes below to access more information about your local tip:

Address: Silburn Road, NE47 9LG. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open 4 days a week.
  • 1 April to 31 October, Friday to Monday, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, Friday to Monday, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

Pedestrian access:

The Contracts and Commercial Team (Waste) at Northumberland County Council can make special arrangements with the site manager for a pedestrian to visit this site. Pedestrians can only visit this site on Mondays and Fridays with a permit obtained prior to arrival at the site.

No access is allowed for pedestrians at the weekend or during busy periods. Please call us on 0345 600 6400 to make these arrangements.
 
 
Address: Plot B, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, NE66 2HT. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open seven days a week
  • 1 April to 31 October, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
There is no access for pedestrians at this site.
Address: Hathery Lane, Bebside, NE24 4HN. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open seven days a week
  • 1 April to 31 October, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
Pedestrian access: 

The Contracts and Commercial Team (Waste) at Northumberland County Council can make special arrangements with the site manager for a pedestrian to visit this site. Pedestrians can only visit this site midweek with a permit obtained prior to arrival at the site.

No access is allowed for pedestrians at the weekend or during busy periods. Please call us on 0345 600 6400 to make these arrangements.
 
Address: Ramparts Business Park, Berwick, TD15 1UN. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open seven days a week
  • 1 April to 31 October, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
There is no access for pedestrians at this site.

Address: Town Foot, Haltwhistle, NE49 0ET. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open 4 days a week.
  • 1 April to 31 October, Friday to Monday, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, Friday to Monday, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
There is no access for pedestrians at this site.
Address: French Garden Industrial Estate, Hexham, NE46 4DL. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open seven days a week
  • 1 April to 31 October, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
There is no access for pedestrians at this site.
Address: near Ponteland - please turn off the A696 at the Catch Seafood restaurant, where signposted to the household waste recovery centre. Please use postcode NE20 0DH for locating by sat nav. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open 4 days a week.
  • 1 April to 31 October, Friday to Monday, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, Friday to Monday, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
There is no access for pedestrians at this site.
Address: Morpeth, NE61 3AB. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open seven days a week
  • 1 April to 31 October, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
There is no access for pedestrians at this site.
Address: North Seaton Industrial Estate, Ashington, NE63 0YB. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open seven days a week
  • 1 April to 31 October, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
Pedestrian access:
 

The Contracts and Commercial Team (Waste) at Northumberland County Council can make special arrangements with the site manager for a pedestrian to visit this site. Pedestrians can only visit this site midweek with a permit obtained prior to arrival at the site.

No access is allowed for pedestrians at the weekend or during busy periods. Please call us on 0345 600 6400 to make these arrangements.
 
Address: near Seahouses, NE68 7UP. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400 

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open 4 days a week.
  • 1 April to 31 October, Friday to Monday, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, Friday to Monday, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
There is no access for pedestrians at this site.
 
Address: Broomhouse Road, West Wylam, NE42 5ED. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open seven days a week
  • 1 April to 31 October, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
Pedestrian access:

It is possible for pedestrians to access this site, but pedestrians will need to obtain a permit prior to arrival to do so. Please call us on 0345 600 6400 to make these arrangements.
 

 

Address: Brewery Lane, NE71 6QG. Please click here for a location map.

Phone: 0345 600 6400 

Opening times:

Closed until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

  • Open 4 days a week.
  • 1 April to 31 October, Friday to Monday, 8am to 7:30pm
  • 1 November to 31 March, Friday to Monday, 8am to 6pm
  • Open on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

Pedestrian access:

The Contracts and Commercial Team (Waste) at Northumberland County Council can make special arrangements with the site manager for a pedestrian to visit this site. Pedestrians can only visit this site on Mondays and Fridays with a permit obtained prior to arrival at the site.
 

No access is allowed for pedestrians at the weekend or during busy periods. Please call us on 0345 600 6400 to make these arrangements.
 

 

Recycling points are small collection points where you can recycle things like glass bottles, jars, shoes, and clothes. There are more than 170 locations across Northumberland.

Please click here to find your local recycling point.

 

Report a problem at a local recycling point:

Any one household is allowed a maximum of 12 permits per year.

Do I need a household waste permit?

If you want to use a van, trade-type vehicle, or a trailer longer than 1.52 metres (5ft) to take your waste to one of our household waste recovery centres, you will need a household waste permit.

For health and safety reasons, large vans or lorries will not be permitted access, nor will any vehicle with a trailer more than three metres in length (approximately 9ft 10 inch), or any vehicle with more than four wheels. If you are disposing of DIY waste, please click here to view the new DIY waste rules.

 

Permit information

Each permit is:
  • free of charge
  • valid for one visit
  • only valid for your household waste
PLEASE NOTE: Permits are not valid for business waste, for charities providing gardening or house clearance services, landlord waste, or waste from a property other than your own home. Please click here for business waste information.

 

Electronic permits

 

Postal permits

 

Skip hire

Here you will find information about what waste we accept at HWRCs, providing that it is from your own home.

Recycling

Rubbish

Automotive:
  • car batteries
  • used engine oil
  • tyres (maximum 5 per year)
Plastic wrappings
Batteries Polystyrene
Bric-a-brac:
  • except Berwick
Nappies:
  • please bag and tie at the top
Cans:
  • rinsed food and drinks cans
Food waste:
  • please bag and tie at the top
  • (ask site attendant for details of oil containers - they may or may not be recyclable)
Cardboard:
  • flattened, with plastic wrapping removed
 
Cartons and coffee cups:
  • rinsed
 
Cooking oil  
DIY materials:
  • no asbestos permitted
 
Electrical items:
  • large electrical items (fridges, cookers, washing machines etc.)
  • small electrical items (household computer equipment, hair straighteners, hoovers etc.)
 
Garden waste
  • Tree clippings, grass, etc.
 
Glass bottles and jars  
Light bulbs:
  • collected at a special collection point
  • do not put in bottle bank
 
Metals  
Paper:
  • clean, un-shredded
 
Plastic bottles:
  • rinsed, with lids removed
 
Textiles:
  • clothes and shoes, bagged and paired
 
Wood waste   
Here you will find the new rules regarding DIY waste for all types of vehicles.

Annual limit for DIY waste

Residents may dispose of no more than six cubic yards of DIY waste per household in one year. This rule applies to all types of vehicles and trailers and all types of DIY waste including; rubble, tiles, slates, laminate flooring, garden sheds, bathroom and kitchen fittings, and window frames.

There is a charge to dispose of certain DIY waste items - please click here to find out more.

 

Pay-as-you-throw

Residents who would like to dispose of rubble, plasterboard, soil, and ceramic bathroom and kitchen fittings must pay a fee. These are payable by credit, debit, or prepaid card only. Cash and cheques are not accepted.