Sandhills Reception

Sandhills is a council owned facility located on Walbottle Road in Newburn (location map - opens in a new window). Garden and vegetation waste is recycled at Sandhills into high quality soil conditioner which is available for purchase by trade or public customers. 

Delivering in vegetation (trade waste)

On Mondays to Fridays (not bank holiodays) between 8.15 and 15.45 hrs, Sandhills accepts good quality garden and parks vegetation from business customers (for example landscapers and gardeners). The waste vegetation must be free of rubbish such as litter, bags, soil and rubble. Vehicles with loads not meeting the quality criterion will be turned away.

The waste vegetation is processed at Sandhills and turned into soil conditioner which conforms to PAS100 (2011) and the Quality Compost Protocol

Tipping fee

The charge for tipping vegetation is £36 per tonne (minimum charge £18 for all loads up to 500kg) including VAT. Accepted payment methods are cash, cheque or invoice. You don't need to notify us prior to tipping - just turn up. Hopwever, in case of payment by invoice, your details must be checked and agreed prior to your first tip.

Site safety

Our site operates to a set of 'site rules'. Copies are available from either the weighbridge or from reception. 

Shredding vegetation

All trade users going into the compost yard will need high-visibility clothing and appropriate steel toe capped footwear before they are allowed onto site. We do not supply or lend out high-visibility clothing.

Our site admits large sized bin wagons and small tippers. To ensure everyone's safety follow site rules, any direction by site staff, observe speed limits on site and be courteous.

Buying recycled soil conditioner for your garden

The soil conditioner compost produced at Sandhills can be purchased by both trade and public customers. We can deliver 1 tonne of soil conditioner loose to Newcastle addresses for just £27 and to a pre-agreed time. Please call for a price if delivery is to a an allotment.  

The picture shows the size of approximately 1 tonne of soil conditioner.

one tonne

Customers can also collect bagged soil conditioner from Sandhills reception, Monday to Fridays (not bank holidays) between 8.00 and 16.00 hrs, for £2.50 per 25kg bag (maximum 4 bags per/customer).

Unlimited quanities can also be collected loose from site for just £12 a tonne (min half tonne/£6). However, you will need a strong trailer or open backed vehicle which we will load using our mechanical loading shovel (no self loading).

Also, sometimes we have woodchip in stock which we can deliver to Newcastle addresses. Please get in touch to find out our stock levels and prices.

Contact Sandhills

Please phone Sandhills on 0191 278 3933 or email recycling.officer@newcastle.gov.uk if you have any questions or to book a delivery. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8.00 to 16.00.

Sandhills is located on Walbottle Road in Newburn (NE15 9RU). View location map in Google (opens in a new window).

Page last updated: 01 April, 2015