Opening hours at Household Waste Recycling Centres in County Durham are being extended throughout the summer.
From Wednesday, 1st April until Wednesday 30th September, the household waste recycling centre (HWRCs) at Heighington Lane will be open seven days a week from 9am until 6pm.
John Shannon, strategic waste manager at Durham County Council, said: “Extended summer opening hours mean residents can access household waste recycling centre sites for longer, particularly after they finish work, and they can dispose of larger items, free of charge.”
Residents using a van, pickup, minibus or towing a trailer to dispose of their household waste must use a waste permit. Visit or call 03000 261 000 to apply for a waste permit.
Waste produced by businesses and landlords (commercial waste) is not accepted at household waste recycling centres and must be disposed of by a registered waste carrier. For further details on household waste recycling centres visit or call 03000 261 000. For business waste collections visit