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Recycling centre opening hours extended for summer

Published April 06, 2022 9.07am


Household Waste Recycling Centres in County Durham have extended their opening times for the upcoming summer months.

Our recycling centres have switched to their summer hours, with most sites now open from 9am to 6pm.

Those who are planning to use a site can check our online interactive map, which is updated every hour and gives details on whether a site is open and its estimated waiting times.

Find more information about our Recycling centres (tips), opening times, and the interactive map.

Opening times

Most council sites are now running on the extended hours, however opening times at individual sites may vary. From this week until the end of September, centres will be open during the following hours:

Monday to Sunday - 9am to 6pm

  • Annfield Plain
  • Heighington Lane, Newton Aycliffe
  • Middleton-in-Teesdale
  • Potterhouse Lane, Pity Me
  • Romanway, Bishop Auckland
  • Seaham
  • Stainton Grove, Barnard Castle
  • Tudhoe
  • Hett Hills, Chester-le-Street

Monday to Thursday - 10am to 4pm, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays - 9am to 6pm

  • Coxhoe
  • Horden
  • Thornley

For larger items, such as furniture or white goods, residents are reminded to Book a bulky waste (large items) collection. This can be done online or by calling customer services on 03000 260 000.