When South Shields' tip is open over Christmas and New Year
Christmas is not all about unwrapping presents but it can leave the house it a bit of a mess come December 25 and all that household waste could send you on a trip to the tip.
The Middlefields Recycling Village is open throughout the festive season apart from Christmas Day itself.
In order to minimise waiting and allow for social distancing, a new system based on vehicle number plates has been introduced
The site is CLOSED on Christmas Day only.
Otherwise, it will be open is open every day from 8am to 6pm.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, you can visit the Recycling Village on certain days depending on your vehicle number plate.
If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 this is an even number plate. If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9, this is an odd number plate.
Please only visit on the days shown below:
EVEN DAYS: Thursday December 24; Saturday, December 26; Monday, December 28; Wednesday, December 30; Saturday, January 2; Monday, January 4; Wednedsay, January 6, and Friday, January 8.
ODD DAYS: Sunday, December 27; Tuesday, December 29; Thursday, December 31; Friday, January 1; Sunday, January 3; Tuesday, January 5, and Thursday, January 7.
What are some things that will help at the Recycling Village?
If you are bringing a car without a trailer, you do not need a permit.
The Recycling centre is only accessible by vehicle. Pedestrians are not allowed to carry waste on to the site.
Separate your waste before you arrive for a speedy visit.
Plastic bags or bin liners can only go into general waste skips. All other recycling must be removed from plastic bags. There are bin provided for plastic bags.
Make sure your put your waste material into the right container – staff are on site to help.
What can I take to the Recycling Village?
Paper, magazines, catalogues and junk mail, glass bottles and jars, food tins and drink cans, cardboard, plastic bottles, beverage food and drink cartons, textiles and shoes, books and discs, batteries, gas bottles, car batteries, engine oil, tyres, timber and wood, metals, electrical’s, fluorescent tubes and light, bulbs, garden waste, mixed plastics, rubble and bricks and gypsum.