Portlethen recycling centre

From 28th November 2022 no booking is required at Portlethen recycling centre on Saturdays for cars, pickups, campervans and mobility adapted vehicles. There is no pedestrian access. Find out more about trial changes at recycling centres.

Location and site layout

Badentoy Drive
Badentoy Industrial Estate
Portlethen
AB12 4ZD

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View site layout (PDF 56KB)

Opening times

  • Monday 9am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
  • Friday 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm

Our opening times might change over Christmas and New Year.

Book a visit

View trial changes at recycling centres to check if you need a booking to visit.

Find out how to make a booking and what measures are in place.

Book a slot at a household recycling centre

Items accepted

Items accepted at the Portlethen centre:

  • batteries (household and car)
  • blue bin recycling
  • bulky items
  • 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 (please break up any large lengths of polystyrene before taking this to the household recycling centre)
  • rubble and ceramics
  • scrap metal
  • soil and turf
  • textiles
  • wood (including treated)
  • non-recyclable waste

View a more detailed list of items we accept and what to do with items we don't accept. You can also view a list of materials accepted at all our recycling centres (PDF 83KB)

What you can collect

You can collect the following recycling equipment from the centre:

  • battery bags
  • food caddy liners
  • indoor blue food waste caddies
  • green outdoor food caddies
  • bin straps