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Frosterley HWRC (tip)

Frosterley household waste recycling centre will open on selected Saturdays throughout the year.

Opening hours

The site is open from 9.00am until 12.00pm on the following Saturdays:

  • October 2, 16, 30
  • November 13, 27
  • December 11
  • January 8, 22
  • February 5, 19
  • March 5, 19
  • April 2, 16, 30
  • May 14, 28

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

Please note that bulky items such as mattresses, beds and sofas are not accepted at this 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. 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.

We're asking that customers do not bring large or bulky items to the site as these will fill the containers and mean the site has to close.


Opposite Sherburn Stone Quarry, off A689 in Frosterley.

Household waste recycling (tip) service for Weardale - Map

    Vehicles accepted at the centre

    Cars, small vans and 4x4s are allowed, but due to the size of the site and the limited space to manoeuver, larger vehicles will not be able to use the facility. No agricultural vehicles or vehicles carrying livestock are accepted on site.

    Waste permit scheme

    This centre is a non-waste permit scheme site.


    What you can dispose of

    • garden waste
    • large and small domestic appliances like fridges/freezers/TVs and monitors
    • paper and books
    • cardboard
    • mixed glass
    • textiles, clothes and shoes
    • scrap metals
    • household batteries
    • fluorescent tubes
    • wood
    • plastics
    • carpets
    • non-recyclable waste (black bags)

    Speed up your visit

    Separate your waste beforehand to help avoid traffic build-up and speed up your visit. Doing this will also help us to reduce recycling contamination.

    What you can't dispose of

    Rubble, hardcore, soils, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres, furniture, paint, chemicals, vehicle batteries, paint, gas bottles, waste and cooking oil, cans, cartons and hazardous waste.

    Commercial/trade 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.

    Contact us
    Customer Services
    03000 26 0000