Christmas Refuse and Recycling

Christmas Recycling
Photo courtesy of Wrap

Festive Bank Holidays Refuse and Recycling Changes

Refuse and Recycling collections have returned to normal today (Tuesday 2 January)

We also plan to return tomorrow (Wednesday 3 January) to those areas missed due to bad weather last week (29 and 30 December), including the following:

Elmfield, Hurworth-on-Tees; East Close, Sadberge; Chapel Close, St Andrews Park, Wheeldale Close, Mossbank and Rockwell House; Brafferton, Sadberge back road from Great Burdon to Great Stainton; Lowson Street and Crosby Street back lane; Eastmount Road back lane, Danby Court, Goldsmith Gardens, Leven Gardens, Chapelhope Close and Hargreave Terrace.

Also farms and properties on Highside Road, Stony Bank Lane, Newbiggin Lane, Whitehouse Lane, Corner Bank Lane and Redhouse Lane in the Redworth and Heighington area.

We were also unable to gain access to collect recycling from Church Row flats 35/45 due to parked cars – we will return tomorrow.

We would ask residents to please put out their refuse or recycling, as appropriate, before 7am so it can be collected.

Extra bags/side waste will also be collected this week.

Apologies again for the disruption and thank you for bearing with us.




Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 27 December Thursday 28 December
Thursday 28 December Friday 29 December
Friday 29 December Saturday 30 December

Christmas cards and wrapping paper can be recycled – please put them in the caddy inside your recycling wheeled bin or in your blue bag.

Collections return to normal on Tuesday 2 January. Your refuse and recycling bins should be put out by 7am on the morning of collection and brought in from the kerbside once they have been emptied.

Recycle your Christmas tree

The Council is not running a Christmas tree recycling scheme this year but you can still take your tree to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, Whessoe Road. Alternatively why not ask Darlington Rotary Club to get rid of your tree and help St Teresa’s Hospice? For a small donation to the hospice, volunteers will come and collect your tree.

To book a collection register and pay online at [external link] or call 01325 254321.