Site locations


Current status: 

Brunswick Industrial Estate
Sandy Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 7BA
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Current status:

Glasshouse Street off Walker Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
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​Current status:

Walbottle Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8HY
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Site closures from 19 February to 27 February 2018

Please be aware that due to essential health and safety maintenance there will be a programme of temporary site closures from Monday 19 February to Tuesday 27 February 2018. However, while one site is closed there will still be two sites open to members of the public. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

You can find full details of the site closures below:

Household Waste Recycling Centre Date Status
Walbottle 19 and 20 February 2018 Closed
Byker 21 and 22 February 2018 Closed
Brunswick 26 and 27 February 2018 Closed

Opening times

All Household Waste Recycling Centres are open every day of the year except 25 December and 1 January. For your safety we do not allow pedestrian access to the sites.

  • 1 April to 30 September: open every day 8am - 8pm
  • 1 October to 31 March: open every day 8am - 6pm (except Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve when sites close at 4pm)

Please be aware that all three Household Waste Recycling Centres must close on the hour (6pm in winter, or 8pm in summer).

In order to have sites cleared and gates locked on the hour, last entry for small loads in cars is 15 minutes before closing; last entry for large loads in cars is 30 minutes before closing; last entry for vans is one hour before closing. Please bear these time restrictions in mind if attempting to visit a HWRC late in the evening.

Site restrictions

For safety and reduce site congestion, the following vehicles are not allowed on site:

  • Vehicles over 2m high
  • Vehicles over 6m long
  • Vehicles exceeding 3.5 tonnes
  • Trailers exceeding 3m (including the tow bar)
  • Dropside vans and Tipper/Flatbed vans

Routine site closures

When a mixed waste container fills, waste needs to be compacted into a smaller number of storage containers. The process of moving the compacter takes about 15 minutes and our sites must close temporarily to allow this to happen safely. We try to keep closures to a minimum and we ask for our customers' understanding when this occurs. 

Adverse weather

Site staff will always endeavour to keep the sites open in adverse weather. However, sites may close if conditions become dangerous. If conditions are bad, and you would like to find out in advance if a site is open, please contact Envirocall on 0191 278 7878 and ask for 'Recycling'.

Accepted materials

Apart from asbestos (contact Envirocall for further information), our three centres accept all household waste (no trade waste permitted). The sites are for the use of Newcastle residents only. 

Most waste is sent for recycling. Non-recyclable waste (e.g. mixed waste in a black bag) is accepted for disposal at landfill.

You may find it easier to separate your waste prior to arriving at site. Please ask a site attendant if you require any assistance.

What do sites accept for recycling? Walbottle Brunswick Byker
Batteries (domestic) Yes Yes Yes
Batteries (vehicle) Yes Yes Yes
Books Yes Yes Yes
Cans Yes Yes Yes
Cardboard Yes Yes Yes
Carpets Yes Yes Yes
Cartons (Tetrapak, etc.) Yes Yes Yes
CDs/DVDs Yes Yes Yes
Electrical and electronic equipment Yes Yes Yes
Fluorescent tubes and low energy bulbs Yes Yes Yes
Fridges Yes No No
Garden vegetation Yes Yes Yes
Gas cylinders/ bottles Yes Yes Yes
Glass bottles and jars Yes Yes Yes
Newspaper/magazines/phone books Yes Yes Yes
Oil (motor/engine oil) Yes Yes Yes
Oil (vegetable oil) Yes Yes Yes
Plastic bottles Yes Yes Yes
Plasterboard Yes Yes Yes
Rubble and soil Yes Yes Yes
Textiles Yes Yes Yes
Timber Yes Yes Yes
Televisions and monitors (CRTs) Yes Yes Yes
White goods/domestic appliances (not including fridges) Yes Yes Yes

Newcastle residents with commercial vehicles

If you wish to access a site with household waste, but are using a commercial type vehicle or a trailer, you will need to apply for a permit beforehand. For further information, please visit our household waste permit page.

Trade waste

Trade waste is not accepted at any Household Waste Recycling Centre. Anyone found depositing trade waste will be prosecuted. To find a registered trade waste disposal point please consult the commercial waste section of

Local recycling points

Recycling points are situated in locations such as supermarket car parks. At the recycling points you will find a small number of recycling containers for the more commonly used materials such as glass, clothing and newspaper. They do not accept general waste for disposal. Visit Recycle Now to use your post code to find your nearest recycling point.

Page last updated: 
15 February 2018
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