Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Recycling centres

We provide many community recycling facilities across the Borough and a large household waste recycling centre at Haverton Hill, Billingham.


Community Recycling Centres

Our community recycling centres are located across the Stockton Borough in convenient places such as supermarket car parks and shopping centres.

At the community recycling centre you will find several different containers each allowing you to recycle everything from bottles to books. 


Household Waste Recycling Centre, Haverton Hill

Stockton Council and Middlesbrough Council provide a facility for household waste and recycling at Haverton Hill in Billingham. The Household Waste Recycling Centre is managed by SITA UK and can be used by the residents of both councils for the disposal of household waste and recyclable materials.

The site is a popular venue for recycling items not collected from the kerbside, so please be aware that at peak times you may have a short wait as many other like-minded residents use the facility to recycle unwanted things.


Recyclable waste you can take to the Household Waste Recycling Centre

Materials collected at the site are taken away to be recycled by various contractors, who are specialists in their chosen field.  Residents can dispose of the following items at the Household Waste Recycling Centre:

  • Glass
  • Food tins and cans
  • Hard plastic Books
  • Paper
  • Furniture
  • Shoes
  • Textiles and clothes
  • Tyres
  • Printer and toner cartridges
  • Garden waste
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • IT equipment
  • Batteries 
  • Paint
  • Fridges
  • Electrical items
  • Wood and timber
  • Mobile phones
  • Scrap metal 


Opening times of the Household Waste Recycling Centre

The Household Waste Recycling Centre is open at the following times:

  • Summer: April 1 to October 31 - 8am to 7pm
  • Winter: November 1 to March 31 - 8am to 6pm
  • Closed: Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) and New Years Day (1 January)


Charges when disposing of some household items

On March 25 2013, a £20 charge was introduced for residents wishing to dispose of certain household items when they are taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre using a van and/or trailer.  The charge is payable when you request a van or trailer permit. 

Items subject to the charge are:

  • Brick and rubble
  • Kitchen units
  • Plasterboard
  • Bathroom suites
  • Tiles


Request a permit for vans and trailers

Residents using vans or trailers require a site permit before visiting the site and there are restrictions on the number of visits that can be made using vans and trailers.

People with vans are issued with a maximum of 12 permits each year and we are only able to issue a maximum of three permits to one household every seven days.

People with trailers are issued with a maximum of six permits each year and we are only able to issue a maximum of three permits to one household every seven days.

                 Apply online for a permit to visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre                

  • Stockton residents: telephone the Care for Your Area team on 01642 391959 to apply for a permit.
  • Middlesbrough residents: telephone Middlesbrough Council on 01642 726001 to apply for a permit.

The site is not open to commercial vehicles or traders. It is against the law for businesses not to make suitable arrangements with a licensed waste disposal company.