The site closed on Monday, March 23, due to a very high number of visitors and difficulties maintaining social distancing.
Site operator SUEZ has worked with Middlesbrough and Stockton councils to introduce a booking system which will limit the number of visitors at any one time. A number of other restrictions will also be in place that will enable it to reopen for essential trips while ensuring the safety of visitors and staff.
However, in line with Government guidance, you should only bring waste to the recycling centre if your visit is essential and you have a build-up of waste at home that may pose a health risk or a danger.
The system for Middlesbrough residents is now live here:
Appointments are available on a first-come, first served basis and no one will be admitted without a booking and identification proving their address.
Ten 30-minute slots are available every half hour for Middlesbrough residents.
Stockton residents will use a separate system with slots divided equally between both council areas.
Cllr Dennis McCabe, Executive Member for Environment, said: "Thanks to everyone for their patience while the temporary system has been finalised.
"A lot of detailed work has taken place to ensure the tip is safe to use."
Mayor Andy Preston added: "Middlesbrough residents can use the site in exactly the same way as those from Stockton.
"It's vital that everyone is sensible and follows the restrictions carefully set out by SUEZ."
The following restrictions are in place:
- You can only use the site if you make an appointment first - this will be strictly enforced
- The site will be open to cars only initially (no vans, commercial-type vehicles or trailers)
- Only one person per car (with the exception of Blue Badge holders, who can be accompanied by another person)
- Social distancing of at least two metres will be strictly enforced
Site staff will not be able to assist with unloading
Meanwhile, the council is reminding residents there is no excuse for fly-tipping after a number of reports during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mayor Preston added: "Fly-tipping is a disgusting, selfish act that is offensive to everyone who is proud of Middlesbrough.
"Council officers are investigating several recent instances and we're confident of successful prosecutions."
The site at Haverton Hill is now open from 8am-7pm, seven days a week.