Recycling centres

Please note that from 3rd June 2019 we will no longer accept tyres for disposal at recycling centres.

Recycling centres will close on the following dates for training (Wednesdays):

  • 19th June 2019
  • 18th September 2019
  • 13th November 2019

We operate a number of recycling centres where we accept a wide range of items. If you need to dispose of glass or textiles, you can also take them to our many recycling points.   

Find your nearest recycling centre with its opening times and list of accepted items: 

Our licence agreements state that all members of the public must be off site by closing time, so please allow sufficient time for your visit. Opening times are subject to change over Christmas and New Year. Some centres have different opening times during winter months. 

Find out how to recycle your items including what condition they should be in. 

Banff and Buchan

Location Opening times, items accepted and site layout

Fraserburgh
Anderson Place
AB43 9SU
 

Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Macduff
Old Gamrie Road
AB44 1QD
  
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), furniture and household goods re-use section,  garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste. 
Portsoy
Station Yard
AB45 2QX
  
Open:  Tuesday and Saturday 9am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Buchan

Location Opening times and items accepted
Peterhead
Damhead Road
Dales Industrial Estate
AB42 3JF
 
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), furniture and household goods re-use section, garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Formartine

Location Opening times and items accepted
Ellon
Balmacassie Commercial Park
Balmacassie Brae
AB41 8BY
 
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), furniture and household goods re-use section, garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Turriff
Markethill
AB53 4AZ
 
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Garioch

Location Opening times and items accepted
Insch
Market Street
AB52 6LA
 
Open: Tuesday and Saturday 9am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, scrap metal, untreated wood and non-recyclable waste.
Inverurie
Souterford Road
AB51 0TP
 
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Westhill
Westdyke Avenue
AB32 6QX
 
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Kincardine and Mearns

Location Opening times and items accepted
Laurencekirk
Market Road
AB30 1DG
 
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Stonehaven
Redcloak
AB39 3SR
 
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items:  Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Portlethen
Badentoy Drive
Badentoy Industrial Estate
AB12 4ZD
 
Open: Monday 9am to 4.30pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Marr

Location Opening times and items accepted
Alford
Mart Road
AB33 8BZ
 
Open: From 1 September to 30 April, open Wednesday 10am to 12 noon and 12.30 to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm only
From 1 May to 31 August, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5pm to 8pm, Wednesday 10am to 12 noon and 12.30 to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, scrap metal, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Ballater Church Square car park Open: Saturday 9am to 3pm (from first weekend of November until the weekend before Easter included)
Items: Household waste disposal
Ballater Roads Depot, South Deeside Road   Open: Saturday green waste vehicle 8am to 11am, household waste vehicle 9am to 3pm (from 6th April to 2nd November)
Items: Household waste disposal, garden waste.
Banchory
Crow's Nest
Upper Lochton Road
AB31 4EQ
 
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), furniture and household goods re-use section,  garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood  (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Huntly
Steven Road
AB54 8SX
 
Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

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