Household Waste Recycling Centre

Hartlepool Borough Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centre is open to residents who have pre-booked an attendance slot.

You must book a slot before visiting the site.  

Residents wanting to use the site must book an appointment in advance either online using the link below or by calling 01429 523333.


Cancel Bookings

If you have booked a slot and cannot make it you can cancel using the link below or by calling 01429 523333.  Please try and let us know by 4pm the working day before your appointment so that the slot can be re-allocated to other residents.


Burn Road
TS25 1PL

Opening Hours

Summer Hours - 1 April to 31 October
Wednesday to Sunday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Winter Hours - 1 November 31 March
Wednesday to Sunday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Chargeable and DIY Waste

Charges are applicable for the disposal of asbestos (£7.20 per bag) and tyres (£3.20 per tyre)

You can dispose of a limited amount of waste created by your own DIY projects for free, but there are restrictions on size and amounts that can be brought in and the number of visits you can make each week.

Once a week, you can bring either:

  • a single article of waste no larger than 2000mm x 750mm x 700mm in size
  • less than 100 litres of DIY waste items, capable of being fitted into two 50 litre bags

We can accept the below items free of charge in the quantities mentioned above:

  • hardcore, bricks, rubble and tarmac, including plasterboard and gypsum items, slate, stone, soil, clay, turf, gravel and pebbles
  • concrete, including breeze blocks, paving slabs, lintels, mortar and rendering, mixed or powdered cement or cement board
  • glass, including shower screens, plate and sheet glass, tiles, furniture shelving, table tops
  • pottery and ceramics, including baths, toilets, bidets, shower trays, sinks
  • sand, including sharp sand, play pit sand and sand from sandbags used as flood protection

There will be a charge for all items in the list that exceed the limit as below (per 25kg bag/sheet/item):

  • Soil £3.00
  • Hardcore, rubble, ceramics £3.00
  • Plate glass £3.00
  • Plasterboard £6.00

We will not accept bags of mixed waste

Please note we are only able to accept card payments at the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Unless authorised it is an offence to deposit waste arising from a business or trade. Any vehicle believed to be presenting waste arising from a commercial activity will not be allowed to tip.

Bookings for the HWRC can be made by visiting or by telephoning 01429 523333

Please note

We reserve the right to cancel bookings at short notice if there are issues outside of our control.  Priority services must come first. If other priority council services, like our kerbside household collections, experience staff shortages the site may need to close again without notice.

See full Terms and Conditions by following the link below.