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Recycling site changes are almost here: Here's what you need to know

13 March 2019

Changes to recycling sites in Stockton-on-Tees will take effect later this month.

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Changes to recycling sites in Stockton-on-Tees will take effect later this month.

The changes to the sites, also known as "bring sites" follow an in-depth Scrutiny Review by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Place Select Committee.

What are "bring sites"?

"Bring sites" are designated recycling areas in car parks and on streets. The materials accepted include paper, glass, cans, cardboard, plastic bottles and textiles. Following the review the number of Council-run bring sites will reduce from 17 to seven.

Which sites will remain open?

  • Tesco, Ingleby Barwick
  • Tesco, Stockton
  • Tesco, Eaglescliffe
  • Tesco, Billingham
  • Sainsbury's, Yarm
  • Co-op, Norton
  • Thornaby Town Centre (behind Lidl)

Sainsbury's at Bishopton Road in Stockton also has a large privately-managed public bring site.

Which sites will close?

The following sites will close with their last day of operation as follows:

  • Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - Tuesday, March 19
  • Wynyard Woodland Park - Tuesday, March 19
  • The Smiths Arms, Carlton Village - Tuesday, March 19
  • Thornaby Sports & Social - Wednesday, March 20
  • The Glebe Shops - Wednesday, March 20
  • Oakwood Centre - Tuesday, March 26
  • Harper Parade - Tuesday, March 26
  • Portrack Lane Hotel - Tuesday, March 26
  • Elm Tree Shops - Wednesday, March 27
  • Newtown Resource Centre - Wednesday, March 27

What do councillors think?

Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: "These changes will enable us to retain a good spread of well-used sites around the Borough, while closing sites that aren't well-used. Keeping seven sites also means we'll still have far more sites than nearby authorities. Now is also a good time to remind people that, through our fortnightly household recycling collection, we effectively give people a 'bring site' on their doorstep."