Local Services

Bus Timetable (with effect from 31 July 2011)

The bus service running between Durham Bus Station and East Hedleyhope, via Esh, is operated by SB Travel. For more information about local travel services, please telephone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute) or visit www.traveline.info.You can find more details about public transport in County Durham, including an interactive map to help plan your journey, on Durham County Council's webpages, www.durham.gov.uk.

Any comments about the timetable below or about the bus services in County Durham can be sent by email to transinfo@durham.gov.uk, or by snail mail to:

Passenger Transport
Durham County Council
County Hall

Rubbish and Recycling Collections

Rubbish and recycling is collected on alternate weeks. The collection day in Esh is Friday; please put your bins/ box out for 7am on collection day. Details of which collection takes place on which date can be found on the calendar on this site. For more information about the council's rubbish and recycling schemes, telephone 03000 26 1000, or visit www.durham.gov.uk/bins.

What goes in my recycling bin?

  • Paper, card
  • Plastics
  • Food tins, drink cans
  • Cartons
  • Aerosols

What goes in my recycling box?

  • Glass bottles and jars
**items should be loose and not bagged. 

Garden Waste Collections

Garden waste is collected on alternate Fridays, starting on 18th March 2016 and running until 28th October 2016. Please put garden waste directly into your garden waste (brown) bin; do not use plastic bags. Bins should be put out at 7am on the morning of collection - waste left next to the bins will not be collected. 

What goes in my garden waste bin?

  • Small branches
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Grass cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Prunings
  • Hedge clippings

What shouldn't go in the garden waste bin?

  • Vegetable peelings
  • Food waste
  • Large branches
  • Soil/ rubble
  • Plastic/ black bags
  • Plant pots/ plastic trays
For more information, visit www.durham.gov.uk/recycling

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens' Advice Bureau provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. Whether it's a question about housing, income support, benefits, tax credits, debts, or relationships with family, the CAB can help to resolve the problem. 

The most local Bureau to Esh is in Langley Park, at the Harry Guildford Centre. They run drop-in sessions on the second Wednesday of the month from 10am-11am (no appointment necessary). For an online guide to how the CAB can help, click here.

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