Recycling centres

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 and items accepted
Fraserburgh
Anderson Place
AB43 9SU
 
Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September)
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, paper, cardboard, plasterboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances 
Whitehills
The Harbour
AB45 2NQ
 
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am to 1pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 1pm 
Items: Household waste disposal and recycling of electrical appliances (apart from gas discharge lamps)
Macduff
Old Gamrie Road
AB44 1QD
  
Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September) 
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, paper, cardboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, wood, hardcore and rubble, tyres, cooking oil, furniture and household goods re-use section  
Portsoy
Station Yard
AB45 2QX
  
Open: Monday and Wednesday 5pm to 8pm, Friday 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm
From 1 September to 30 April, the opening times on a Monday and Wednesday change to 2pm to 5pm (other days remain the same)
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, cardboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, electrical appliances (apart from gas discharge lamps), pressurised containers, hardcore and rubble, tyres

Buchan

Location Opening times and items accepted
Hatton
Cruden Sewage Works Road
AB42 0QL
 
Open: Monday and Wednesday 5pm to 8pm, Friday 1pm to 4pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 3.30pm
From 1 September to 30 AprilMonday, Wednesday and Friday 12 noon to 3pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm and Sunday 12pm to 3pm
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, cardboard, electrical appliances (apart from gas discharge lamps), pressurised containers, scrap metal, tyres
Peterhead
Damhead Road
Dales Industrial Estate
AB42 3JF
 
Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday Evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September)
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, paper, cardboard, plasterboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, wood, hardcore and rubble, tyres, cooking oil, furniture and household goods re-use section, plasterboard

Formartine

Location Opening times and items accepted
Ellon
Balmacassie Commercial Park
Balmacassie Drive
AB41 8QR
 
Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8.00pm (1 April to 30 September)
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, paper, cardboard, plasterboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, hardcore and rubble, tyres, wood, cooking oil, furniture and household goods re-use section
Turriff
Markethill
AB53 4AZ
 
Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September)
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, paper, cardboard, plasterboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, hardcore and rubble, tyres, wood, cooking oil

Garioch

Location Opening times and items accepted
Insch
Market Street
AB52 6LA
 
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5pm to 8pm, Wednesday 9am to 12 noon and 12.30pm to 8.00pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 5pm
From 1 September to 30 April, open Wednesday and Saturday 9am to 12 noon and 12.30pm to 5pm only
Items: Mixed recycling, cardboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, electrical appliances (apart from gas discharge lamps) pressurised containers, tyres, cooking oil
Inverurie
Souterford Road
AB51 0TP
 
Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September) 
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, cardboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, wood, hardcore and rubble, tyres, wood, cooking oil
Westhill
Westdyke Avenue
AB32 6QX
 
Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September)
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, cardboard, textiles, 'Tetra Park' type cartons, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, wood, hardcore and rubble, tyres, cooking oil

Kincardine and Mearns

Location Opening times and items accepted
Laurencekirk
Market Road
AB30 1DG
 
Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 12 noon and 12.30pm to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September)
Items: Glass, paper, cans and foil, plastic bottles, cardboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, wood, hardcore and rubble, tyres, cooking oil
Stonehaven
Redcloak
AB39 3SR
 
Open: Monday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September)
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, cardboard, plasterboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, wood, hardcore and rubble, tyres, cooking oil
Portlethen
Badentoy Drive
Badentoy Industrial Estate
AB12 4ZD
 
Open: Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Thursday 9am to 4.30pm, Friday 9am to 4pm 
Items: Glass, paper, cans and foil, plastic bottles, cardboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, wood, hardcore and rubble, soil, cooking oil, furniture and household goods re-use section

Marr

Location Opening times and items accepted
Alford
Mart Road
AB33 8BZ
 
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5pm to 8pm, Wednesday 10am to 12 noon and 12.30 to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm
From 1 September to 30 April, open 
Wednesday 10am to 12 noon and 12.30 to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm only
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, cardboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances (apart from gas discharge lamps), pressurised containers, scrap metal, tyres, wood, cooking oil
Banchory
Crow's Nest
Upper Lochton Road
AB31 4EQ
 
Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September)
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, cardboard, plasterboard, textiles, garden waste, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, scrap metal, wood, hardcore and rubble, tyres, cooking oil furniture and household goods re-use section, plasterboard
Huntly
Steven Road
AB54 8SX
 
Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 12 noon and 12.30pm to 5pm
Tuesday evening 5pm to 8pm (1 April to 30 September)
Items: Glass, mixed recycling, cardboard, textiles, earth, garden waste, rubble, household batteries, lead acid batteries, engine oil, electrical appliances, pressurised containers, tyres, scrap metal, wood, cooking oil

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