The household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) at Beach Street, Deptford and Campground, Wrekenton are now open following social distancing guidelines.
To make sure that our facilities can operate within the guidelines, and to protect the safety of our staff and our residents, there will be restrictions in place.
Separate your waste before you come - it will speed up your visit.
You must book an appointment to use the site.
The restrictions in place:
The following waste will be accepted:
No soil, rubble or plasterboard can be accepted at the present time.
For details about the Government's guidance on coronavirus and Household Waste and Recycling Centres please see Managing HWRCs in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A booking system is in place to access the site. This will minimise waiting times and prevent the build-up of lengthy queues. Half hour time slots will be available with bookings available on a first come first served basis. There will be no access to the site without a booking.
Due to significant roadworks in the area as part of the construction of SSTC3, traffic management arrangements will also be in place. If you have booked a visit to the site you will need to travel along Farringdon Row and join the queue at Beach Street at your allocated booking time and will need to follow strict social distancing measures while on site. See the Beach Street HWRC pre-booked appointment access map for details.
The centre will be open for cars, car derived vans and pick ups only. You will also need to display proof of address.
The site will temporarily be open from 8am to 8pm.
Address: Beach Street household waste and recycling centre, Deptford, Sunderland SR4 6BU
Gateshead Council is re-opening its HWRCs including the facility at Campground, Wrekenton which is available for use by Sunderland residents. However this is expected to be very busy as well with strict social distancing measures in place and new ways of operating including the introduction of a temporary odd and even number plate system to help manage traffic and reduce queuing.
This means you can only visit the Campground HWRC on certain days depending on your vehicle number plate. For details about this site and the restrictions in place, please see Gateshead Council's household and waste recycling centres.
Address: Campground household waste and recycling centre, Wrekenton, Springwell Road, Wrekenton, Gateshead NE9 7XW
Tips for visiting the recycling centre
Plans are being made for a new HWRC in Pallion. This new site will replace the existing Beach Street site.