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Hett Hills HWRC (tip)

Hett Hills household waste recycling centre operates Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays only.

Opening hours

We are open from 9.00am - 3.30pm on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays only. (Winter opening times, running from October to March).

Give yourself enough time to unload your waste before closing time of the site, otherwise you may be refused entry. If you've got a large load we advise you to get there at least 30 minutes before closing. Sorting your waste into material types before visiting the recycling centre may save you time at the site. Please note site staff will open bags to sort the waste.

Summer opening times are April to September, and are 9.00am- 6.00pm on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays only. All recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Changes to opening days over Christmas

Between Monday 24 December and Sunday 6 January (excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day), this site is open daily from 9.00am-3.30pm. 

What can you dispose of at a recycling centre?

Recycling centres are for household waste only. Staff on site may ask you about the type and quantity of waste you are disposing of, if they believe it may be business or landlord waste.

The following items can be recycled at this site:

  • soil and rubble
  • wood and plasterboard
  • garden waste
  • scrap metal
  • gas bottles
  • waste oil and car batteries
  • tyres (maximum of 5 tyres)
  • household batteries
  • TV's and monitors
  • fridges and electrical appliances
  • fluorescent light tubes
  • paper and cardboard ( only wrapping paper and card without foil and glitter can be recycled)
  • cans and glass
  • plastics and cartons
  • textiles and shoes
  • cooking oil
  • general waste and carpets (accepted on site, but not separated for recycling)

Download Icon for pdf Household Waste Recycling Centre information (PDF, 317.9kb)  to see a full list of what can be disposed of at each site.

Business and landlord waste

If you are a business or landlord, it is illegal for you to dispose of waste at a recycling centre. Find out more about how you can dispose of your waste on our Commercial or trade waste collection and Waste from landlords  pages.

Find us

B6313 Chester-le-Street to Craghead, Chester-le-Street  DH2 3JX

Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000
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