Find your nearest Household Waste and Recycling Centre

Recycling centres are currently open and operating a reduced service due to COVID-19. To minimise the risk of spread of Coronavirus, please avoid unnecessary travel and only visit when essential.

 

You must book an appointment to visit a Household Waste and Recycling Centre if you are:

  • arriving in a larger vehicle or trailer
  • bringing paint or chemicals in any vehicle (Hazlehead is the only site that can accept these materials)

Larger vehicles that require an appointment include:

  • Transit-type vans

  • Cars with trailers

  • People carriers above 7 seater capacity

  • Pick up trucks

  • Vans with a capacity above 4 cubic metres

    Cars and small vans can continue to access the sites without a booking but will still require to bring proof of address.

    Visiting our Household Waste and Recycling Centres

    Before you arrive:

    • Please do not visit an HWRC if you or anyone in your household are self-isolating or you have COVID-19 symptoms.
    • There is no pedestrian access, you must arrive with waste in a vehicle.
    • Please check the list of materials that you can dispose of at our sites.

    What to do on arrival:

    • Traffic management measures may be in place at the sites and there may be queuing restrictions. Please note that having a booking does not give priority and if there is a queue you will be required to join it.
    • You should remain in your vehicle whilst queuing for access and the engine should be switched off when the vehicle is stationary.
    • A member of staff will check you in when you arrive on site, please have your Aberdeen City proof of address ready to show, this can be in paper or electronic format. Staff will then direct you to a location to park your vehicle to un-load. There will be no assistance from staff to unload items from vehicles to the skips. You must be able to deposit your waste in the skips unaided or with a passenger’s assistance.
    • We will be ensuring physical distancing measures are in place and must be followed by all site visitors and staff. Please keep 2m distance from others at all times.
    • Please do not approach staff. If you need any assistance from staff during your visit, please wave to get their attention and keep 2m distance at all times.
    • It is illegal to dispose of business and trade waste (including builders' waste) at Household Waste Recycling Centres. Staff will turn away any vehicles carrying commercial waste attempting to enter the sites.

    For more information and to book an appointment at a household Waste and Recycling Centre.

    Note: making a booking does not give priority and you may still need to queue if the site is busy when you arrive.

  • Bridge of Don Recycling Centre

    Items Accepted

    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Cardboard
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (no soil, turf or food waste)
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plastic bottles
    • Scrap metal
    • Televisions
    • Wood

    Hazlehead Recycling Centre

    Items Accepted

    • Aerosols
    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Car tyre
    • Cardboard
    • Carpet
    • Ceramics
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (no soil, turf or food waste)
    • Gas canisters
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Household chemicals and paint *booking required
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plasterboard
    • Plastic bottles
    • Rubble and earth
    • Scrap metal
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood

    Bucksburn Recycling Centre

    Items Accepted

    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Car tyre
    • Cardboard
    • Carpet
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (no soil, turf or food waste)
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plastic bottles
    • Scrap metal
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood

    Tullos Recycling Centre

    Items Accepted

    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Car tyre
    • Cardboard
    • Carpet
    • Ceramics
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (no soil, turf or food waste)
    • Gas canisters
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plasterboard
    • Plastic bottles
    • Rubble and earth
    • Scrap metal
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood
    Recycling Centre Address Opening Times Items Accepted
    Bridge of Don Recycling Centre Scotstown Road
    Bridge of Don
    AB22 8NJ

    Summer hours (from 28 March 2021)

    Monday – Friday 10am to 7.45pm 
    Saturday – Sunday 9am to 7.45pm

    Winter Hours 

    Monday – Friday 10am to 4:45 pm
    Saturday – Sunday 9am to 4:45 pm

    Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

     

    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Cardboard
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (no soil, turf or food waste)
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plastic bottles
    • Scrap metal
    • Televisions
    • Wood
    Hazlehead Recycling Centre Hazlehead Avenue
    Hazlehead
    AB15 8BJ

    Summer hours (from 28 March 2021)

    Monday – Friday 10am to 7.45pm 
    Saturday – Sunday 9am to 7.45pm

    Winter Hours 

    Monday – Friday 10am to 4:45 pm
    Saturday – Sunday 9am to 4:45 pm

    Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

    • Aerosols
    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Car tyre
    • Cardboard
    • Carpet
    • Ceramics
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (no soil, turf or food waste)
    • Gas canisters
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Household chemicals and paint *booking required
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plasterboard
    • Plastic bottles
    • Rubble and earth
    • Scrap metal
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood
    Bucksburn Recycling Centre Bankhead Avenue
    Bucksburn
    AB21 9ET

    Summer hours (from 28 March 2021)

    Monday – Friday 10am to 7.45pm 
    Saturday – Sunday 9am to 7.45pm

    Winter Hours 

    Monday – Friday 10am to 4:45 pm
    Saturday – Sunday 9am to 4:45 pm

    Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Car tyre
    • Cardboard
    • Carpet
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (no soil, turf or food waste)
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plastic bottles
    • Scrap metal
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood
    Tullos Recycling Centre Greenbank Crescent
    Tullos
    AB12 3BG

    Summer Hours (from 28 March 2021)

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 7.45pm. Closed Wednesdays. 
    Saturday – Sunday 9am to 7.45pm

    Winter Hours

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 4:45pm. Closed Wednesdays. 
    Saturday – Sunday 9am to 4.45pm

    Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

     

     

    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Car tyre
    • Cardboard
    • Carpet
    • Ceramics
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (no soil, turf or food waste)
    • Gas canisters
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plasterboard
    • Plastic bottles
    • Rubble and earth
    • Scrap metal
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood
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