Please see the latest update from South Tyneside Council regarding waste collections for this week:

Waste services will continue to prioritise grey bins this week.

Residents are being advised to present their grey household bin ONLY every day from Tuesday to Friday

Operatives are continuing to take action on non-strike day, which is contributing to some bins not being collected on residents’ scheduled collection days – or at all, due to crews not completing their rounds within the week.

Opening hours at the Recycling Village at Middlefields Industrial Estate, South Shields are still temporarily extended (now 8am to 7pm) and the number of booking slots has been increased (by more than 2,000 per week) at the Recycling Village

Anyone taking recyclable materials to the Recycling Village is reminded that these need to be separated into cardboard, glass, and plastic.

Residents with waste related queries are encouraged to visit the Council’s website at in the first instance, where they will find further information including a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).