Opening Times

October - March

October - March
Day Opens Closes
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

April - September

April - September
Day Opens Closes
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

No commercial waste is permitted at any Household Recycling sites. 

Both of our Recycling Centres now contain secure dedicated containers for large appliances such as fridges, freezers, furniture and small electrical items. Simply take your unwanted items along with you on your next visit and a local reuse project will collect and refurbish/redistribute donated items to the local community.

Items that can be reused Items that cannot be reused
 Tables and chairs Upholstered items without
a fire 7 regulation label
 Beds and mattresses Broken furniture
 Sofas and armchairs Washing machines
 Wardrobes and drawers Cookers
 Storage units Dishwashers
Fridges, freezers, microwaves
and small electrical items

All Recycle Centres offer to recycle a variety of items including:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Electrical items (anything with a plug on it)
  • Clothes
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Bulky cardboard e.g. from a new TV, fridge etc.
  • Shoes
  • Books, CD's, DVD's, videos
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Car batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Rubble
  • Excess blue bin and brown bin recyclable material such as, hedge cuttings and grass cuttings.

If you would like more information on what items the recycling centres can take please email

Vans/Pick-ups and any Vehicle with a Trailer

Please ensure that any van or pick up type vehicle and/or vehicle with a trailer must obtain permission 24 hours before accessing the site. Any vans/pick ups and/or trailers that are not pre-booked will not be permitted access. Please note that only trailers up to a maximum weight of 500kg are allowed into our Recycling Centres.

Book van/pick-up and/or trailer

Book a van/pick-up or trailer by completing the Recycling Centre Booking Form before 12pm Monday-Friday for access the next day. If a request is received after 12pm, access will not be allowed the following day, but the day thereafter.

For example, if you email a request at 1pm on Monday, you will have access on Wednesday.

Information required:

  • The registration of the vehicle
  • The make, model and colour of the vehicle
  • Any signage on the vehicle
  • Details of the waste you wish to dispose of
  • The number of trips you anticipate to make to the Household Waste Recycling Centre

Please be advised that vans/pick ups and/or vehicles with a trailer will be only be permitted to the Household Waste Recycling Centres on four occasions during any rolling 12 month period.

Please be advised that should you visit any HWRC and operatives are of the opinion that the waste you are disposing of is commercial waste you may not be permitted access.

Please be advised that the hiring of a van and a man is classed as being 'for hire and reward' and therefore the waste is classed as being commercial. As such, permission to dispose of this type of waste at any of the Household Waste Recycling Centres will not be granted.

No commercial waste is permitted to be disposed of at any of the Household Recycling sites.

Commercial waste

Should you require to dispose of commercial waste then we would advise you to contact a reputable waste contractor.

In West Dunbartonshire, Barr Environmental operate a landfill site at Auchencarroch in Alexandria and they will permit commercial waste disposal. Their address is:

Auchencarroch Landfill Site
Auchencarroch Road
G83 9EY

Opening times and contact details are available on Barr Environments website