When visiting the Household Waste Recycling Centre over the festive period, please ensure to separate your waste before entering the site.

Remember sites will be busy and this will assist in preventing long queues at these sites.

Site locations

Brunswick:

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Brunswick Industrial Estate
Sandy Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 7BA
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Byker

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Glasshouse Street off Walker Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1AH
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Walbottle

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Walbottle Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8HY
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Opening times

Please note all Household waste recycling centres will be closed on the 25 December, 26 December and 1 January

All Household Waste Recycling Centres are open every day of the year except 25 December, 26 December and 1 January. For your safety we do not allow pedestrian access to the sites.

As from Monday 7 January 2019 Walbottle Household Waste recycling centre have a change of opening hours the site will be open from:

10am - 8pm 1 April to 30 September

10am - 6pm 1 October to 31 March (except Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve when sites close at 4pm)

Byker and Brunswick will be open as normal: 

  • 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.

Changes to HWRCs to improve recycling, segregation, site safety and management of non-domestic waste

The household waste recycling centres provide a recycling and waste disposal facility for Newcastle residents only. It is illegal for businesses to dispose of waste at this site, it is also not permissible for non-residents to use HWRC sites. 

We are introducing some new rules to ensure fair usage of each site and to manage the issue of contaminated recycling. These include restrictions of very large vehicles and a free permit scheme for residents who drive a van or a car towing a trailer, a vehicle with commercial branding or sometimes use a hire vehicle. Our priority is to the safety of residents and staff and the ongoing sustainability of each site.

The vehicle restrictions include any vehicle over 2m high, over 6m long, exceeding 3.5 tonne weight and trailers exceeding 3m. We have made these changes because vehicles over a certain size are causing significant operational problems, contaminating recycling and can potentially carry large volumes of commercial waste. Any 2m high vans with roof racks will be considered a modification to the vehicle and we would therefore request that the roof rack is removed prior to entering the site to enable access below the height barrier.

The free permit scheme is being administered through technology on a mobile phone called ‘waste bot’, which is much easier and responsive for residents to use.  The ‘waste bot’ permit scheme is already live and is receiving positive feedback from residents.

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

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.

Public Safety

When considering entering the HWRC please reduce manual handling risks to yourself by:

Breaking the load down to be lighter and less bulky

Use Bags or other containers to make the load easier to grasp

Use both hands when carrying

Avoid stooping when reaching where possible

Also ensure you wear suitable clothing and sensible footwear

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.

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

Paint (Dry only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Plastic bottles

Yes

Yes

Yes

Plasterboard

Yes

Yes

No currently at full capacity

Rubble and soil

Yes

No

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 provide all chemicals to a site attendant.

Animal waste

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

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 yell.com.

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.

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12 December 2018
 
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