Opening hours set to change at Newcastle’s three household waste centres

Newcastle City Council has announced changes to the opening times of its three household waste and recycling centres.
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The council has confirmed that the opening hours at the city’s three sites will change from April 1.

The sites, in Brunswick, Byker and Walbottle will now all be open from 8am to 6pm all year round.

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It means that the household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) in Byker and Walbottle will no longer operate until 8pm from April to September.

The new times will see the Walbottle site open up two hours earlier, from 8am rather than 10am.

Newcastle City Council has also stated that to help improve accessibility to all three sites, the odds and evens number plate system will end so residents can visit the HWRCs on any day of the week.

Brunswich household waste and recycling centre. Brunswich household waste and recycling centre.
Brunswich household waste and recycling centre.

Cllr Jane Byrne, Newcastle City Council Cabinet member for a Connected, Clean City, said: “We want Newcastle to be a clean, green and sustainable city and residents disposing their waste at our HWRCs is an important part in that.

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“We are always looking at ways to improve our services and having monitored the usage of the sites, we found there were low visitor numbers after 6pm.

“All three sites will now open from 8am to 6pm all year round to ensure our services are delivered consistently and effectively.

“We know some people use multiple sites to dispose of their waste so the new opening times should help make visits simpler.

“As part of the changes, the odds and evens number plate system will also come to an end.

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“The measures were introduced during the pandemic and have continued to help manage traffic and reduce queues but going forward we want to make all sites as accessible as possible.

“Recycling is one of the easiest actions we can all take to make a positive impact on the environment and we would like to thank residents for continuing to use our HWRCs to dispose of their waste.”

You can find more information on Newcastle’s HWRCs by clicking here.

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