Household waste recycling centre/tip

Before you come to the centre

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

Flat-bed vehicles are not allowed on site.

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

Apply for a permit or book an appointment

Request a permit or book an appointment at the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Book an appointment

Update on charges at the Household Waste Recycling Centre

From 31st December 2023, if you are bringing DIY waste to the Household Waste Recycling Centre there will be no charge if you have no more than two 50 litre bags or a single item of waste which is no larger than (2m x 75cm x 70cm) in size.

The above only applies if the DIY waste is from your property, and you haven’t paid anyone else to carry out the work on your behalf.

DIY waste may include:

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

If you are bringing more than the volumes of waste stated above to the Household Waste Recycling Centre or you have paid someone else to carry out the work on your behalf 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 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 Plastic bottles,e.g. shampoo, milk and juice bottles  
CDs Green waste  
Bicycles Scrap metals  
Bras Batteries (dry or/ wet cell)  
Shoes Fluorescent tubes  
Furniture Rubble  
Gas bottles Waste oils (engine / unused cooking)  
  Small and large domestic appliances  
  TVs and monitors  
  Fridges and freezers  
  Gypsum / plasterboard  

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

  1. Take the computer apart.
  2. Remove the hard drive.
  3. Smash it with a hammer or drill holes in it.

Opening times

The site closes at 8pm. Please leave the site before then.

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm

Find us

Wallsend Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 7SH

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