Recycling sites

At recycling sites, you can recycle many everyday items such as: 

  • paper
  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic bottles
  • tins and cans
  • cardboard
  • food and drink cartons
  • books and discs
  • batteries (more about where to recycle batteries)

Click on the individual recycling sites below for full information about what you can recycle at each site.

For all other recycling, such as large electricals, timber and wood, rubble and waste, garden waste and tires etc. please visit the Recycling Village.

Opening times

The below sites are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As some recycling sites are located in housing estates please be respectful at all times (and don't arrive too late).

Report an issue with a recycling site

Report a recycling site problem

Learn about waste awareness and recycling

The Waste and Recycling Visitor Education Centre in Gateshead offer a range educational engagement programmes and activities around waste awareness.

For more information on the centre and what they can offer, see Gateshead Council: Waste and Recycling Visitor Education Centre.

Local recycling sites