Drinkfield Recycling Centre

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Opening Times

  • Monday 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday 8am-6pm
  • Thursday 8am-6pm
  • Friday 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 8am-6pm
  • Sunday 8am-6pm

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Drinkfield Recycling Centre specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Mewburn Road, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington DL3 0RG.

Materials accepted

It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:

  • Aerosol
  • Book
  • Car Battery
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Carton
  • Electrical Appliance
  • Engine Oil
  • Fluorescent Tube
  • Foil
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Furniture
  • Garden Chemical
  • Garden Waste
  • Glass
  • Household Battery
  • Light Bulb
  • Mattress
  • Mobile Phone
  • Monitor
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shoe
  • Textile
  • TV
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Wood

Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.

Drinkfield Dump is controlled by Darlington Council waste management disposal services. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.

Schedule

Drinkfield Recycling Centre is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:

  • Monday: 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday: 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-6pm
  • Thursday: 8am-6pm
  • Friday: 8am-6pm
  • Saturday: 8am-6pm
  • Sunday: 8am-6pm

Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.

Drinkfield Recycling Centre can be contacted on 01325 405111 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.

Environment Agency online services

Recycling collections

Hazardous waste disposal service

EA local offices

Rubbish collection day search

Frequently asked questions about Drinkfield Recycling Centre

When does the recycling centre open?

The disposable materials that we generate in our homes, depending on whether they are treated correctly or not, end up in landfills or household waste recycling centers.

A landfill is a site designated to dispose of the waste we generate. Typically, at these designated sites, large holes are built into which garbage is buried.

The recycling centers or household waste recycling centers, are places where recyclable waste is collected, separated and laid up, to be later transferred to another area or facility for recycling or transformation.

What is a landfill?

Recycling centers vary in the waste materials they receive. Most centers are for household waste only and do not accept commercial waste or material waste from business activities.

The residues that the tips usually accept are:

  • Yard waste
  • Wood and chipboard
  • Paper
  • Metal
  • Electrical items
  • Plastics
  • Textiles and clothing
  • Shoes
  • Bottles and glass jars

On our website you can find your nearest recycling center and see what kind of rubbish you can take. You will also be able to find some categories of items.

Another option is to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email.

How much is it to take rubbish to the tip?

There are household waste recycling centers in all the municipalities of the United Kingdom, and surely there is one near your home, and now finding it is very easy! We have developed a special search form on our page so you can find the recycling center closest to you in minutes!

You just have to access the following link and enter your postal code or address.

To go to this page, you must click on the “Recycling center Search” button.

Where is my local recycling centre?

The UK recyclable waste service is a municipal service. However, it is only for materials generated in homes.

The cost of commercial materials is variable and depends on many factors:

  • Location: in more frequented industrial estates, costs are usually lower than in rural places that are more difficult to access.
  • The type of waste: some materials, such as toxic waste, need special treatment so they use more resources to manage them, and therefore their price is high.
  • Volumes: the greater volume of waste you generate, the higher the price you have to pay for it. However, if the amounts produced are tons, you may get a reduction in the payment for handling your waste.

It is better to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email to check the final cost.

What can you put in a blue recycling bin?

In the UK, recycling centers and rubbish collection services commonly use blue bins to identify dry waste such as:

  • Paper
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Unwanted mail
  • Telephone directories and catalogs
  • Cereal boxes (without the plastic liner)
  • Egg cartons
  • Greeting cards
  • Drink and food cans

However, not always the container for dry recyclables is blue. Some municipalities use red recycling containers or some even issue blue and red containers for this type of material.

To have precise information, you can consult your nearest recycling center.



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