COVID-19 rates in Stockton-on-Tees are very high so the Government has named it, along with the rest of the North East, an Enhanced Response Area. Find out more on our Enhanced Response Area page.

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Green waste collections from your home

Green waste collections have been temporarily suspended. 

Green waste can be taken to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Haverton Hill. To book an appointment slot click here.


Compost at home

Home composting is one of the most important activities you can do to help the environment, and one of the easiest. At the present time it is the most useful way of diverting your garden waste and some uncooked fruit and vegetable waste from disposal, as on average nearly 60% of your waste at home could be composted!

Composting is a natural process that decomposes kitchen and garden waste (called ‘organic’ wastes) into a nutrient rich fertiliser or soil improver for gardens and growing spaces.  It is a straightforward and inexpensive process which doesn’t take much time to manage, and can be done in any small or large outdoor space including gardens and back yards.

So rather than putting green and garden waste in your domestic bin, here are some handy hints and tips on what to do at home:

  • First of all find a suitable space to compost, even if it’s a small back yard, a space at the bottom of the garden, you can create a useful way of dealing with green waste.
  • A home compost bin or area can deal with softer garden waste such as grass cuttings and prunings, some (uncoated) paper and cardboard, some food wastes e.g. fruit and vegetable peelings. For a really helpful full list of what can and can’t be home composted, visit the Here We Grow website.
  • Down in Suffolk, schools have produced this great guide to do composting with your children. Why not try setting up a compost heap at home with your children or grandchildren using the handy hints and tips?

Visit the Recycle Now website for further information on home composting.


Purchase of additional green waste bags

You can collect replacement green waste bags without prior booking from:


Recycling Mobile Distribution

From week commencing Monday 26 July, we will be facilitating some local pick up points  for recycling equipment (blue recycling boxes, white recycling bags and green waste bags) across the Stockton-on-Tees Borough. Please see below for your local pick up points.




Monday 26th July

Billingham Market

9:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday 27th July

Norton, carpark near Costa

9:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday 28th July

Stockton Market

9:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday 29th July

Thornaby Market

9:00am – 1:00pm

Friday 30th July

Yarm High Street (near Town Hall)

9:00am – 12:00pm

IB Leisure Centre Carpark

1:00pm – 3:00pm