Please be aware that due to essential health and safety maintenance there will be a programme of temporary site closures at our Household Waste Recycling Centres from Monday 19 February to Tuesday 27 February 2018. However, while one site is closed there will still be two sites open. Full details here.

We can arrange for the collection of suitably bagged asbestos from domestic properties and will respond to fly tipping within 1 working day from notification. Commercial properties will need to have the waste assessed and a charge will be made for its removal.


To arrange this collection, please phone 0191 278 7878 and ask for 'Envirocall'.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Household Waste Recycling Centres will accept the following waste classed as hazardous:

  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (low energy bulbs)
  • TV and computer monitors
  • Engine oil
  • Gas bottles
  • Fridges - Walbottle site only

Household chemicals, pesticides and anything you think may be hazardous should be given to one of our attendants for safe storage and disposal.

Asbestos is not accepted at any of our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Page last updated: 
14 March 2017
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