Recycling points

You can recycle items at Recycling Points across the city. Recycling Points have large bins with blue lids for mixed recycling. You can put all of the items listed below into the mixed recycling bins: 

  • Paper and cardboard. 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.
  • Plastic bottles, tubs and trays. Please rinse plastic bottles out and flatten them before recycling.
  • Food and drink cans, aerosol cans, foil trays and kitchen foil. Please make sure aerosol cans are empty and kitchen foil and foil trays are clean.

Some of the Recycling Points also have bins for recycling textiles or food and drink cartons (Tetra Paks). 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 flytipping reporting 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.

Location Mixed Recycling
(paper, cardboard,
plastics, metal, glass,
food and drink cartons)
Textiles Books, CDs and DVDs
Airyhall Library, Countesswells Road, AB15 7RF X   X
Asda Garthdee, Garthdee Road, AB10 7QA X X X
Asda Bridge of Don, Jesmond Drive, Bridge of Don, AB22 8WG X X  
Asda Dyce, Riverview Drive, Dyce, AB21 7NG X X  
Balnagask Circle, Grampian Court, AB11 8TY X X  
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Road, Bridge of Don, AB23 8BL X X  
Byron Square Shops, Northfield, AB16 7LL X    
Cornhill Shopping Centre, AB16 5UT X X  
Crombie and Johnston Halls, College Bounds, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3TS X X  
Footdee, New Pier Road, Beach Esplanade, AB11 5DX X X  
The Green, AB11 6PE X    
Hillhead Halls, Don Street, Old Aberdeen, AB24 1WU X X  
Justice Street, AB11 5HS X X  
Morrisons, King Street, AB24 5DA X X  
Sainsbury's Berryden, Berryden Road, AB25 3SA X X  
Sainsbury's Garthdee, Garthdee Road, AB10 7AY X X X
School Road (at Bayview Court), Seaton, AB24 1AW X X  
Seaton Drive, Seaton, AB24 1XJ X X  
Seaview Caravan Site, Harehill, Ellon Road, AB23 8BR X    
St Ninian's Place (at Lord Hay's Court), Seaton, AB24 1XU X X  
St Peter's Terrace car park, Peterculter, AB14 0UU X X  
Tesco Danestone, Laurel Drive, Danestone, AB22 8HB X X X
Tesco Torry, Wellington Road, Torry, AB12 3DN X X  
Tesco Woodend, Rousay Drive and Lang Stracht, AB15 6LT X X  
Thistle Court, corner of Rose Street and Rose Place, AB10 1ST X X  

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