Sunderland residents have a choice of two Household Waste and Recycling Centres.

  • Beach Street, Deptford, Sunderland, SR4 6BU
  • Campground, Springwell Road, Gateshead, NE9 7XQ

Business and trade waste is not be accepted at either of these sites.

1st April - 30th September 1st April - 30th September
Monday - Sunday      8am - 8pmMonday - Sunday             9am to 6pm
1st October - 31st March 1st October - 31st March
Monday to Friday       8am - 5pmMonday - Friday               9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am - 6pmSaturday and Sunday        9am to 6pm

Campground is only closed Christmas Day. Beach Street is closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

If you visit the sites in a car (without a trailer) with your own household waste material (from the property you currently live in), you do not require a permit. All users must follow the on-site rules.

Other vehicles may need a permit.  Find out what vehicles need a permit for  Beach Street  or for  Campground before arriving at the site.

What can I take to the household waste and recycling centre?

Tips for visiting the recycling centre 

  • The Recycling centre is accessible by vehicle only. Pedestrians are not allowed to carry waste on to site.
  • You must be a resident of Sunderland. 
  • The busiest times are weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays. If you want to come when it's quieter try during the week before 11am or in the evening.
  • Separate your waste before you come - it will speed up your visit.
  • Plastic bags or bin bags can only go in the general waste skips. All other recycling must be removed from plastic bags. There are bins provided for the bags. 
  • Make sure that you put the right material into the right container - staff are on hand to help.