Hartlepool Borough Council

A to Z of services: Household Waste Recycling Centre

Household Waste Recycling Centre: Outline

The Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is open 362 days a year (closed only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Please check the Household Waste Recycling Centre webpage for details of opening times.

The following items can all be recycled at the Centre: paper, newspapers, books and magazines, cardboard, soil and rubble, wood, glass bottles and jars, green garden waste, scrap metal, textiles, clothing and shoes, batteries and oil.  Staff are on hand to assist and give advice as to which container to use to dispose of your waste.

Please note the Household Waste Recycling Centre is a household waste disposal site and is not to be used for disposing of business waste.


All households in Hartlepool. Businesses are not allowed to use the Recycling Centre.

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