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To report a weather emergency, or if you are vulnerable and need help, call 03000 26 0000.

See our Disruptions, closures and warnings page for current road, school and library closures.

Coxhoe tip will be closed on 1, 2, 3 and 4 December for essential resurfacing works. Alternative centres are at Tudhoe and Thornley.

Heighington Recycling Centre is closed 6, 7 and 8 December for essential resurfacing works. Alternative Recycling Centres are at Romanway, Tindale Crescent and Tudhoe.

Stainton Grove HWRC (tip)


Stainton Grove household waste recycling centre operates every day.

Opening hours

We are currently operating on Winter opening hours (October to March):

DayOpening Times
Monday9.00am - 3.30pm
Tuesday9.00am - 3.30pm
Wednesday9.00am - 3.30pm
Thursday9.00am - 3.30pm
Friday9.00am - 3.30pm
Saturday9.00am - 3.30pm
Sunday9.00am - 3.30pm

Note:All recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, other Bank Holidays operate using weekend opening hours.

Before you set off - what you need to know

  • Give 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.

Check how busy your recycling centre is

Visit our Recycling centres (tips) page to check to see how busy your local recycling centre is before you set off. You can also see whether the recycling centre is open or closed.

virus

Please follow government guidance when visiting our sites and be aware that there may be long wait times. Use the map on this page to plan your visit.

To understand the measures in place to make our recycling centres Covid-secure, and what you need to do when you visit, see Visiting a recycling centre (tip) - Covid19 information

What you can 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)

Business and landlord waste

Stainton Grove HWRC (tip) is the only recycling centre in County Durham where you can legally get rid of your trade waste. Find out more about how you can dispose of your waste on our Commercial or trade waste collection and Waste from landlords pages and view our Trade waste price list.

If you are accessing the trade waste bridge, you will need a Waste Carriers License and if your load has electrical items you will also need a Hazardous Waste Consignment Note. See Gov.uk: hazardous waste consignment note.

Reuse shop at Stainton Grove

The reuse shop is open, but only two people are allowed in the shop at a time and a one way system is in place.

Find us

Stainton Grove Industrial Estate, DL12 8UH

Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000