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Recycling centres (tips) opening hours

See the opening times for our recycling centres (tips).

Summer opening times are April to September. Winter opening times are October to March. All recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Please allow 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.

Sites open every day

  • Summer: 9.00am - 6.00pm
  • Winter: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Recycling centreAddress
Annfield PlainMorrison Busty Industrial Estate, Annfield Plain  DH9 7XW
HeighingtonHeighington Lane, Newton Aycliffe  DL5 6AP
Middleton-in-TeesdaleHighways Depot off B6277, Middleton-in-Teesdale  DL12 0NG
Potterhouse LanePotterhouse Lane, Pity Me, Durham  DH1 5RL
RomanwayRomanway Industrial Estate, Tindale Crescent, Bishop Auckland  DL14 9AW
SeahamStrangford Road, Seaham  SR7 8QE
Stainton GroveStainton Grove Industrial Estate, DL12 8UH
TudhoeTudhoe Industrial Estate, Spennymoor  DL16 6TL

Sites open every day except Friday

  • Summer: Mon - Thurs 10.00am - 4.00pm, weekends and bank holidays 9.00am - 6.00pm
  • Winter: Mon to Thurs 10.00am - 4.00pm, weekends and bank holidays 9.00am - 3.30pm
Recycling centreAddress
CoxhoeCoxhoe Quarry  DH6 4RT
HordenB1283 Sunderland Road, Peterlee  SR8 3SX
ThornleyThornley Crossings Industrial Estate, Salters Lane, Shotton Colliery  DH6 2QA

Sites open Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays only

  • Summer: 9.00am- 6.00pm*
  • Winter: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Recycling centreAddress
Hett Hills

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

Hett Hills will be daily from 9.00am-3.30pm between Monday 24 December and Sunday 6 January (excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day) to ease congestion at our other sites.

Sites open alternate Saturdays only

You don't need a waste permit to use Frosterley Mobile Recycling Centre. See further information about Frosterley before your visit. 

  • 20 October
  • 3, 17 November
  • 1, 15 and 29 December
Recycling centreAddress

Opposite Sherburn Stone Quarry, off A689 in Frosterley.


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