Another Step Forward in Recycling Village Recovery

Posted by: Press team on 05 August 2020 16:48

The Recycling Village is now accepting the full range of waste it did before lockdown.

As of today people can recycle items such as carpets, mattresses, scrap metal, old furniture, plasterboard, rubble and electrical items.

However, social distancing remains very much in place with only one person allowed in each pier or gantry at any time.

Following reconfiguration of the site overnight, additional capacity has been created for more items to be recycled. Four cars are now allowed in each tipping zone, increasing the number of cars on site from four to eight at any one time. The odd and even vehicle registration system will remain in place, with visits permitted on certain days determined by number plates. There is currently no access for large vans or trailers.

Councillor Joan Atkinson, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety, said: "We really do appreciate people's patience in storing their rubbish at home until such time that we felt they could bring them to be recycled in a safe way.

"The feedback we have received from residents on our set-up and social distancing at the Recycling Village has been very positive and it's critical that we all continue to follow the public health guidance."

Residents are asked to separate their waste before they come to the Recycling Village to speed up their visit.

The Recycling Village will continue to open between 8am and 8pm and traffic management measures will remain in place. Site users are reminded not to queue onto Boldon Lane for road safety.

For further information about waste and recycling visit the Council's website at

Last modified: 06 October 2021 16:49