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Recycling centres

Most of our recycling centres reopened on Monday, 1st June 2020. Physical distancing and traffic management measures are in place - visits to centres are strictly by booking only. Book a slot at a Household Recycling Centre or find out how to book a recycling centre visit.

We operate a number of recycling centres where we accept a wide range of items. We also provide many glass and textile recycling points across Aberdeenshire.

Alford recycling centre is closed for improvement works. All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Before you visit a recycling centre, find out what items can and cannot be recycled. You can also view a list of materials accepted at recycling centres (pdf 62KB)

Please make sure you allow sufficient time for your visit as our licence agreements state that all members of the public must be off site by closing time. Our opening times might change over Christmas and New Year. Some centres have different opening times during winter months. 

To move business waste away from recycling centres and to create more space for new recyclable materials we are introducing recycling centre permits in 2020. 

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

Banff and Buchan

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Fraserburgh
Anderson Place
AB43 9SU 
Access by booking only (pedestrian access without booking daily 12.00-12.30pm)
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Fraserburgh recycling centre layout (pdf 55KB)
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  
Access by booking only
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Macduff recycling centre layout (pdf 62KB)
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.
Portsoy
Station Yard
AB45 2QX  
Access by booking only (pedestrian access without booking daily 12.00-12.30pm)
Opening times: Tuesday and Saturday 9am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Portsoy recycling centre layout (pdf 84KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, garden waste, glass bottles and jars, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Buchan

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Peterhead
Damhead Road
Dales Industrial Estate
AB42 3JF 
Access by booking only
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Peterhead recycling centre layout (pdf 184KB)
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, rigid plastic (laundry baskets, buckets, toys, plant pots, drainage pipes and hard hats), scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Formartine

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Ellon
Balmacassie Commercial Park
Balmacassie Brae
AB41 8BY 
Access by booking only
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Ellon recycling centre layout (pdf 70KB)
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, rigid plastic (laundry baskets, buckets, toys, plant pots, drainage pipes and hard hats), scrap metal, soil and turf, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Turriff
Markethill
AB53 4AZ 
Access by booking only (pedestrian access without booking daily 12.00-12.30pm)
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Turriff recycling centre layout (pdf 55KB)
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

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Insch
Market Street
AB52 6LA
 
Access by booking only (pedestrian access without booking daily 12.00-12.30pm)
Opening times: Tuesday and Saturday 9am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Insch recycling centre layout (pdf 87KB)
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
 
Access by booking only
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Inverurie recycling centre layout (pdf 57KB)
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, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Westhill
Westdyke Avenue
AB32 6QX
Access by booking only (pedestrian access without booking daily 12.00-12.30pm)
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Westhill recycling centre layout (pdf 55KB)
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, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Kincardine and Mearns

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Laurencekirk
Market Road
AB30 1DG 
Access by booking only (pedestrian access without booking daily 12.00-12.30pm)
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Laurencekirk recycling centre layout (pdf 57KB)
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 
Access by booking only
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Stonehaven recycling centre layout (pdf 56KB)
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, polystyrene, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Portlethen
Badentoy Drive
Badentoy Industrial Estate
AB12 4ZD 
Access by booking only
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
Site layout: Portlethen recycling centre layout (pdf 56KB)
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, polystyrene, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Marr

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Alford recycling centre remains closed for improvement works. We are upgrading and extending the facility, including more recycling options and increased opening hours.
Temporary mixed recycling facilities (cardboard included) are available next to the glass recycling containers in the car park behind Grampian Transport Museum. We also provide a seasonal garden waste drop off point in this location on Saturdays during the summer. Residents can continue to access other glass collection points in the village.
Other nearby recycling centres are also available, including Inverurie, Westhill, and Huntly.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Alford
Mart Road
AB33 8BZ 
Closed until further notice
Ballater Church Square car park Closed until further notice
Banchory
Crow's Nest
Upper Lochton Road
AB31 4EQ 
Access by booking only
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Banchory recycling centre layout (pdf 55KB)
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, polystyrene, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood  (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Huntly
Steven Road
AB54 8SX
Access by booking only (pedestrian access without booking daily 12.00-12.30pm)
Opening times: 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
Site layout: Huntly recycling centre layout (pdf 55KB)
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, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.