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Household waste recycling centre/tip

Before taking materials to the Household Waste Recycling Centre/tip, have you thought about donating unwanted items to a local charity shop or an online reuse network?

For information about how to dispose of lots of household items, such as beds, cardboard etc please refer to our A to Z of rubbish.

Using the centre

The centre is a reuse, recycling and waste disposal facility for North Tyneside residents only. It is illegal for businesses to dispose of waste at this site. Please see guidelines for business waste.

We have introduced some new rules to ensure fair usage of the centre, as well as the ongoing safety and sustainability of the site.

These include new restrictions on ‘very large vehicles’ (introduced July 2017). That is any vehicle:

  • over 2m high
  • over 6m long
  • exceeding 3.5 tonnes weight
  • trailers exceeding 3m length, including the tow bar

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for a more detailed explanation of the rules. 

Apply for a permit

A free permit scheme has been introduced for residents using smaller vans, trailers, and vehicles with commercial logos, along with charges for non-household waste. 

You can apply for your free permit here.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for a more detailed explanation of the rules.

 

Charges for non-household waste

Non-household waste will incur charges at the HWRC. This is primarily construction and demolition material, examples of which are given below (other items may also incur a charge, as determined by the site manager).

  • Plasterboard
  • Paving stones
  • Rubble and hardcore (such as stone, brick, concrete, tiles) 
  • Pipes
  • Soil, gravel, and stones
  • Bricks and concrete

The following charges will apply:

  • £2 for a bag of loose material or a sheet of plasterboard
  • £12 for a fully loaded hatchback / normal family car
  • £20 for a trailer less than 1.5m in length
  • £40 for a trailer over 1.5m (plus £10 for every 30cm up to the 3 metre limit)
  • £80 for a transit van full of commercial waste.

Additional information relating to charging:

  • No cash can be taken on site
  • A member of staff will advise you of the amount payable
  • Payment must be made by debit card, credit card, or pre-paid debit card
  • Charges are not negotiable

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for a more detailed explanation of the rules.

 

What you can recycle

Materials accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centre
Re–used Recycled Waste disposal
Textiles Cardboard / paper Other residual waste
Mobile phones Glass  
Spectacles Cans  
Books Mixed plastics and bags  
CDs Green waste  
Bicycles Scrap metals  
Bras Batteries (dry or/ wet cell)  
Shoes Fluorescent tubes  
Furniture Rubble  
Gas bottles Waste oils (engine / unused cooking)  
  Wood  
  Small and large domestic appliances  
  TVs and monitors  
  Fridges and freezers  
  Tyres  
  Gypsum / plasterboard  

If you're getting rid of computer equipment, protect your personal details and destroy the hard drive before disposal. You should: 

  • take the computer apart
  • remove the hard drive
  • smash it with a hammer or drill holes in it

Opening times

We're open every day except Christmas Day. We accept waste / materials between 8am and 8pm.

Find us

Wallsend Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 7SH

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