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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 (HWRC) is to be replaced with an improved facility, providing more recycling facilities and making it easier to recycle household waste.

In addition to the improved and much larger HWRC, there will be two brand new facilities: a shop where used goods will be sold and an area of the site for small businesses to deposit trade waste. The site will be open 7 days a week.

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 begins in April 2018 to build the new centre and it will be necessary to close the existing waste recycling centre from Monday 9 April 2018. During this time, users will be 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 (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 late 2018.

Why is the recycling centre being replaced?

The existing household waste recycling centre at Stainton Grove near Barnard Castle is 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 have had to be reduced to weekend opening only to reduce traffic conflict. 

Funding is now in place to construct a replacement HWRC on the existing council depot site, adjacent to the current household waste recycling centre.

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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