New contact centre opening times

Contact Centre opening times will be changing from Monday 28 October, find out the revised opening hours.

What you can bring to our Household Waste & Recycling Centres

Accepted materials

Our 3 centres accept a wide variety of household and domestic waste. We do not accept asbestos or items containing asbestos.  No trade waste is permitted under any circumstances. The sites are for the use of Newcastle residents only.

The bulk of the waste is sent for recycling. Non-recyclable waste (e.g. mixed waste in a black bag) is accepted for disposal at landfill. You can help us recycle more by sorting your waste correctly.

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

Furniture like wardrobes or drawers Yes Yes Yes

Garden vegetation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gas cylinders/ bottles

Yes

Yes

Yes

Glass bottles and jars

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mattresses Yes Yes Yes

Newspaper/magazines/phone books

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oil (motor/engine oil)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oil (vegetable oil)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Paint (Dry cans only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Plastic bottles

Yes

Yes

Yes

Plasterboard

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rubble and soil

Yes

No

Yes

Sofas 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

 

Chemicals (e.g. Turpentine, weed killer, solvents)

Please ensure any chemicals are in the original container, labelled where possible and sealed.

Please hand over any of these items to one of our attendants. They will secure the items so please do not just leave them by the skips or on the ground.

Animal waste

Please note we do not accept animal waste of any kind at any of our three centres.

Did you know?

Our Important Site Rules

From 1 April 2019 we will be carrying out random residency checks for all site users.

If you need to check your local authority area, you can use the Local Authority Checker provided by the government.

We strongly advise that all users check that the vehicle they plan to use meets these rules before travelling to the site. This helps to prevent queues, improve safety and reduce delays being caused to other customers.

The following vehicles are not allowed:

  • 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

Please note that  height restriction barriers are implemented at all three of our Household Waste Recycling Centres. Vehicles over 2m high won't be able to access any of the sites, as they don't conform with Vehicle Permit Terms and Conditions.

Our staff will not let in vehicles if they do not meet these regulations. The barriers will not be moved or lifted.

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