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Stainton Grove recycling centre (tip) changes

Find out about the new Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) for Barnard Castle.

What's happening?

Stainton Grove Household Waste Recycling Centre is being improved, providing more recycling facilities and making it easier to recycle more household waste.

There will be two brand new facilities, a shop where used goods will be sold and a trade waste facility for small businesses to deposit their trade waste.

The site will be open seven days a week making it easier for customers to recycle their waste. The project is being carried out by our Building and Facilities Management Team.

Work to build the new facility began in April 2018 and to allow for the work to be carried out it was necessary to close the site.

How will you be affected?

Stainton Grove household waste recycling centre is closed from Monday 9 April for construction work. Please use alternative facilities, listed below.

Work to build the new centre began in April 2018. To allow for this work it was necessary to close the existing waste recycling centre with users directed to alternative household waste recycling centres to dispose of household waste. The nearest centres are:

  • Middleton in Teesdale DL12 0NG 
  • Romanway, Bishop Auckland DL14 9AW 
  • Heighington DL5 6AP 

The above are all open from 9.00am until 6.00pm, from April to September (winter opening times will apply from October). Or you can use:

  • Frosterley mobile recycling site, opposite Sherburn Stone Quarry, off A689 (which operates every other Saturday morning 9.00am to 12 noon)

Full details of all household waste recycling centres in County Durham, including opening times, can be found at Recycling centres (tips) or you can contact us.

We hope to open the new household waste recycling centre, shop and trade waste facilities in Spring 2019.

Why is the recycling centre being replaced?

Stainton HWRC

Photo of the New Weighbridge building still under construction at Stainton Grove Waste Transfer Station.

The household waste recycling centre at Stainton Grove near Barnard Castle was very small, limiting the range of items that can be deposited by residents. It is situated at the entrance to the existing council depot and opening hours were limited to weekends only to reduce traffic conflict. 

Project update

Work to refurbish Stainton Grove is nearing an end with finishing touches being carried out  to the new resale building, weighbridge, weighbridge building and the sorting building. The main site is being cleared so that tarmacking work can be completed.

It is hoped work will be complete by Spring.

Is my waste permit still valid?

Yes, all other HWRCs in County Durham will accept a permit for Stainton Grove during its closure.

What will I be able to dispose of at the new HWRC?

  • General waste 
  • Carpets
  • Garden waste 
  • Cardboard
  • Scrap metal 
  • Wood 
  • Small WEEE
  • Soil and rubble
  • Plasterboard
  • Paper
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Glass 
  • Florescent tubes
  • TVs
  • Fridges/ Freezers 
  • Shoes / textiles 
  • Batteries (household and car) 
  • Gas bottles and oxygen cylinders 
  • Hard plastics i.e Toys
  • Tyres 
  • Motor Oil 
  • Cooking Oil
Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000
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