Recycling Centres

Refuse workers putting recycling waste into the wagon

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We provide many community recycling facilities (sometimes refered to as council tips) 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. 

They are currently located in the following places: 

  • Tesco - Ingleby Barwick
  • Tesco - Durham Road
  • Tesco - Eaglescliffe
  • Co-op - Norton
  • Sainsburys - Yarm
  • Thornaby Town Centre

A list of Council managed centres along with other recycling centres can be found on the Recycle now website.


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 Suez Recycling and Waste Recovery 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.


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 

Please note the site will close at 4pm on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Only closed Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year's Day (1 January). 


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 
  • Gas bottles


Request a permit for vans and trailers

Residents using vans or double axel 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 6 permits each year and we are only able to issue a maximum of two permits to one household every seven days. 

To order a permit please call:

  • 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.

Before you apply you will need the Make, Model, Colour and Registration Number of the vehicle and description of the waste you are disposing.

Please note that if you are taking any of the following items a charge of £20.00 per permit is required before we can issue.

  • Brick and Rubble
  • Stone and Paving
  • Kitchen Units
  • Plasterboard
  • Bathroom Suites
  • Tiles

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. 


Bulky Waste Collections from your home

We offer an effective and inexpensive solution to remove bulky items from your home address.  Our service operates on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Collections of different types of items may be on different dates, but you will be able to view / select the dates you prefer upon completion of the online form.


                              Arrange a Bulky Waste Collection online