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Recycling Points in Aberdeen

You can recycle items at Recycling Points across the city. Most Recycling Points can take:

  • Paper and cardboard in bins with blue lids. Please flatten cardboard boxes before putting them in the bin. Please do not leave any large bits of cardboard next to the bins. If your cardboard is too big to fit in the bin you can take it to one of the Recycling Centres.
  • Glass bottles and jars in bins with white, green or brown lids. Please make sure you put the right colour of glass in the right bin.
  • Plastic bottles, food and drink cans, aerosol cans, foil trays and kitchen foil in the bins with red lids. Please rinse plastic bottles out and flatten them before recycling. Please ensure aerosol cans are empty and kitchen foil and foil trays are clean. At present, you cannot recycle other types of plastic packaging, such as margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, food trays in these bins. Bins at a Recycling Point

Some of the Recycling Points also have bins for recycling textiles or food and drink cartons (Tetra Paks). Click here to download the Recycling Centres and Points Leaflet to see at a glance what you can recycle where.

Recycling points are available for use 7 days a week, all year round. However, please consider nearby residents and only use them between 8am and 8pm. 

Please do not leave anything by the side of the bins, even if they are full. This is flytipping and is illegal. To report full bins or flytipping at Recycling Points, please Contact the Waste and Recycling Team or use our online form.

Please note that the recycling banks for textiles and for food and drink cartons are not operated by Aberdeen City Council. Please call the telephone number on the bin if they are full. 

Recycling Points in Aberdeen


Click on the site name to see its location on a map. Search for your nearest  Recycling Points or look on Recycle for Scotland to search by postcode.

Location

 Items accepted

Airyhall Library, Countesswells Road, AB15 7RF Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; books, CDs and DVDs.
Asda Garthdee, Garthdee Road, AB10 7QA Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles; food and drink cartons; books, CDs and DVDs.
Asda Bridge of Don, Jesmond Drive, Bridge of Don, AB22 8WG Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Asda Dyce, Riverview Drive, Dyce, AB21 7NG Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles; food and drink cartons; books, CDs and DVDs.
Balnagask Circle, Grampian Court, AB11 8TY Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Road, Bridge of Don, AB23 8BL Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Broadsword Bar, Hayton Road, AB24 2UY Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Byron Square Shops, Northfield, AB16 7LL Glass bottles and jars.
Clifton Court, Great Northern Road, AB24 4AG Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Cornhill Shopping Centre, AB16 5UT Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Croft Tavern, Old Croft Place, Stockethill, AB16 5TT Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars.
Crombie & Johnston Halls, College Bounds, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3TS Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles; books, CDs and DVDs.
Footdee, New Pier Road, Beach Esplanade, AB11 5DX Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Gardner Drive, Kincorth, AB12 5SD Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Greenfern Road, Mastrick, AB16 5PZ Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars.
The Green, AB11 6PE Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars.
Greig Court / Hutcheon Court Greig Court / Hutcheon Court, AB25 1HA Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars.
Hillhead Halls, Don Street, Old Aberdeen, AB24 1WU Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Hilton Community Centre, Hilton Road, AB24 4HS Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Justice Street, AB11 5HS Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Kingswells Park and Ride, A944, Kingswells, AB15 8PJ Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles; food and drink cartons.
Loirston Close car park, Cove, AB12 3AU Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Marquis Road car park, AB24 2QY Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Milltimber Primary School, Monearn Gardens, Milltimber, AB13 0DX Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard.
Morrisons, King Street, AB24 5DA Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
North Balnagask Road (at Pentland Close) Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Park Road, AB24 5NY Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars.
Pittodrie Community Centre, Golf Road, AB15 9DD Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Provost Watt Shops (car park), Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth, AB12 5DT Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Ruthrieston Community Centre, Margaret Place, AB10 7LL Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
SRUC (Scotlandís Rural College), Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, AB21 9YA Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Sainsbury's Berryden, Berryden Road, AB25 3SA Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles; food and drink cartons; books, CDs and DVDs; batteries and energy efficient lightbulbs.
Sainsbury's Garthdee, Garthdee Road, AB10 7AT Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles; food and drink cartons; books, CDs and DVDs.
School Road (at Bayview Court), Seaton, AB24 1AW Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.  
Seamount and Porthill Courts, Seamount Road, Gallowgate, AB25 1DT Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars.
Seaton Drive, Seaton, AB24 1UX Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Seaview Caravan Site, Harehill, Ellon Road, AB23 8BR  Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard.
Skene Street, AB25 2UP Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
St Ninian's Place (at Lord Hay's Court), Seaton, AB24 1XG Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
St Peter's Terrace Car Park, Peterculter, AB14 0UW Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Station Road (Shmu Radio car park), AB24 2WB Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars.
Tesco Danestone, Laurel Drive, Danestone, AB22 8HB Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; food and drink cartons; textiles; books, CDs and DVDs.
Tesco Torry, Wellington Road, Torry, AB12 3DN Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.
Tesco Woodend, Rousay Drive & Lang Stracht, AB15 6LT Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.  
Thistle Court, corner of Rose Street and Rose Place, AB10 1ST Cans, aerosols, foil, & plastic bottles; paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; textiles.

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