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By Michael Brown

Senior Staff Writer

1 May 2020

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Household waste and recycling centres to reopen

Newcastle City Council will reopen its three Household Waste and Recycling Centres on Monday May 11.

A photo of Walbottle household waste and recycling centre

Councillor Nick Kemp, Cabinet member for environment & regulatory services said: “While we have fully maintained our refuse, recycling and garden waste collections throughout the entire lockdown period, we recognise the importance of providing access to household waste and recycling centres.

“We will manage sites in line with government guidelines, with strict adherence to social distancing, so that staff and visitors are safe.

“We expect Brunswick, Byker and Walbottle sites all to be busy so I would ask visitors to be patient and to treat our staff with respect.”

A further announcement will be made next week with full details of how the HWRCs will operate.

For information on our refuse and recycling services, and tips on how to minimise your waste, please visit