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Horden Household Waste Recycling Centre (tip)


Horden Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operates every day except Friday.

Opening hours

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

DayOpening Times
Monday10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday10.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday10.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday10.00am - 4.00pm
FridayClosed
Saturday9.00am - 3.30pm
Sunday9.00am - 3.30pm

N.B. 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.

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 (not wood treated with hazardous substances such as railway sleepers and no painted commercial heavy-duty pallets )
  • garden waste
  • scrap metal
  • gas bottles
  • waste oil and car batteries
  • tyres (maximum of five 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)
  • asbestos, household and garden chemicals (permit required)
  • vapes and ecigarette canisters
  • medical equipment

Business and landlord waste

Commercial and trade waste is not accepted at this recycling centre.

If you are a business or landlord, 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.

Medical equipment

Horden HWRC is one of three across County Durham offering an amnesty bin for unwanted medical equipment. Walking frames, crutches, bathing aids or any other items, loaned from the NHS and no longer needed, can be dropped off. The items will be thoroughly cleansed and mended where necessary before going back to the NHS for those in need. 

Find us

B1283 Sunderland Road, Peterlee  SR8 3SX