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Frosterley HWRC (tip)

Frosterley household waste recycling centre will open on Saturday 25 July.

Opening hours

The site will open on the following Saturdays:

  • 8 and 22 August
  • 5 and 19 September
  • 3, 17 and 31 October
  • 14 and 28 November
  • 12 and 26 December

We are open from 9.00am - 12.00pm (Summer opening times, running from April to September).

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.

What can you 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. 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.

Download Icon for pdf Household Waste Recycling Centre information (PDF, 317.9kb)  to see a full list of what can be disposed of at each site.

Where is it?

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 can you 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 cannot be disposed 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.

    Contact us
    Customer Services
    03000 26 0000
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