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Recycling Village and permits

Van, pick-up and trailer users

If you are using a van, pick-up or trailer to drop-off your waste at the Recycling Village, you will need to apply for a permit first.

Request a waste permit for the recycling village


  • Middlefields Recycling Village
  • Recycling Village
    Throckley Way
    NE34 0NU

Recycling Village opening times
Monday to Sunday9am - 6pm
Bank holidays8am - 6pm

For depositing waste and recyclables only, the site is open every day of the year except 25 December. The site is accessible by vehicle only, and pedestrians are not allowed to carry waste on to site.

What can I take to the Recycling Village?

  • Blue banks - paper, magazines, catalogues and junk mail
  • Red banks - glass bottles and jars
  • Red banks - food tins and drink cans
  • Red banks- cardboard
  • Red banks - plastic bottles
  • Red banks - beverage food and drink cartons
  • Textiles and shoes
  • Books and discs
  • Batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Car batteries
  • Engine oil
  • Tyres
  • Timber and wood
  • Cardboard
  • Metals
  • Electricals
  • Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
  • Garden waste
  • Mixed plastics
  • Rubble and bricks
  • Gypsum

For a full list of what and where you can recycle, please see the A-Z guide of recycling

Tips for a successful visit

  • The busiest times are at weekends, so if you want to come when it's quieter try during the week before 11am or after 4pm
  • Separate your waste before you come - it will speed up your visit.
  • If you bring your waste in plastic bags and sacks please empty it out of them, plastic bags cannot go into the skips (you can leave your plastic bags in a bin at the end of each aisle which is there specifically for them)
  • Make sure that you put the right material into the right container - staff are on hand to help if you aren't sure where to put your waste.
  • Do not carry waste onto site.

Windmill Warehouse (recycling shop)

The Windmill Warehouse based at the Recycling Village is a unique way for local residents to support social and environmental enterprise in South Tyneside. It is open Monday-Friday 9am till 5pm (closed for lunch around 12 noon).

We take in a variety of donated goods that are safety checked and cleaned before being put on sale in the Warehouse.

The profit from sales is donated to local Environmental Regeneration Charity, Groundwork South Tyneside & Newcastle, to fund community projects around South Tyneside.

Please note: The following prices are meant as a guide only and actual prices and availability may vary on site.

Recycling shop - price guide


Price Range

Washing machine










Dining Table


Dining Chairs

£8-£10 set (4 chairs)

Coffee Table


TV Stand








Compost (bag)


Bark Chippings (bag)

£2 Small £5 Large

Computer Tables


LCD Monitors


Hi Fri


Tumble Dryers




Exercise Equipment


If you would like information about our current stock please call the Windmill Warehouse on 0191 455 5517.

If you are interested in learning more about Groundwork projects please contact
The Eco Centre, Windmill Way, Hebburn, Tyne & Wear, NE31 1SR. Phone: 0191 428 1144.

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