Recycling Lives Durham Recycling Site

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Opening Times

  • Monday 8AM–5:30PM
  • Tuesday 8AM–5:30PM
  • Wednesday 8AM–5:30PM
  • Thursday 8AM–5:30PM
  • Friday 8AM–4:30PM
  • Saturday 8AM–4:30PM
  • Sunday closed

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Recycling Lives Durham Recycling Site specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at 10 Hackworth Industrial Park, Shildon DL4 1HF.

Materials accepted

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

  • Scrap Metal

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

The Scrap Metal Yard buys all types of ferrous and non ferrous metals from traders, businesses and members of the public. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.

Schedule

Recycling Lives Durham Recycling Site 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–5:30PM
  • Tuesday: 8AM–5:30PM
  • Wednesday: 8AM–5:30PM
  • Thursday: 8AM–5:30PM
  • Friday: 8AM–4:30PM
  • Saturday: 8AM–4:30PM
  • Sunday: closed

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.

Recycling Lives Durham Recycling Site can be contacted on 01772 654321 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.

Environment Agency online services

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Hazardous waste disposal service

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Frequently asked questions about Recycling Lives Durham Recycling Site

What can I take to the recycling centre?

The recycling centers handle different schedules depending on the municipality in which it is located and the capacity and personnel they have. To find out the hours of the recycling center closest to you, you can access this website. Each tip has its own web page, where you can find the opening and closing hours in the “Opening hours” section.

The opening and closing hours usually vary depending on the day of the week, above you can find the working hours for each day of the week.

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.

What do recycling symbols mean?

Recycling symbols are those images that appear on all kinds of products, articles and packaging so that consumers know what type of waste they are (recyclable or non-recyclable) and what material they are made of.

Recycling symbols are important because they guide us to manage our waste well. However, there are some products and packaging that have not been properly labeled and do not contain a recycling label.

If you have waste that you don’t know how to classify, contact your nearest recycling center.

What happens at a landfill?

Materials that are not recyclable or are not properly separated will generally end up in a landfill. A landfill is a very large holes built into certain designated spaces for that function.

Until a few years ago, the waste was piled up in the places designated to be dumps, but today in modern and well-managed landfills, large holes are built in which the garbage is buried, with a system of layers that isolates the waste. of the air and water, which has significantly reduced the contamination of the environment by contact with toxic residues. However, landfills still represent an important source of pollution that affects the environment and human beings.

Where to take clothes for recycling?

If you have recently cleaned out your closet and you have clothes that you no longer use and you are thinking of throwing them away, you can check on our website which is the nearest recycling center where you can leave clothes, textiles and shoes that you no longer use.

You can find this information by choosing the category Cloth & Fabrics. There you will see the list of recycling centers with contact information: addresses, phones, e-mails.

You just have to and put your postal code or address.



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