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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cut down your waste

Find information about how and what to recycle and how you can reduce the amount of waste you produce.

Like our Recycle for County Durham Facebook  page to get handy tips and information on reducing waste, reusing, recycling and composting.


Replacing furniture

Replacing your television? Getting a new couch? Find out about reusing furniture and household items through one of our county's furniture reuse schemes.


Help your garden grow by composting your household waste.

Top tips to cut your waste