Find your nearest Household Waste and Recycling Centre

 

 

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

  • Paint or chemicals in any size of vehicle (these materials are only accepted at the Hazlehead)
  • 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 need to bring proof of address.

    Visiting our Household Waste and Recycling Centres

    Before you arrive:

    • Please check the list of materials that you can dispose of at our sites.
    • There is no pedestrian access to Bridge of Don or Tullos HWRC, you must arrive with waste in a vehicle to access these sites.
    • Note that access is only available to vehicles under 3.5 tonnes. There is no access for tippers, tractors and diggers.

    What to do on arrival:

    • Having a booking does not give you priority, if there is a queue you will need 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. You should be able to deposit your waste in the skips unaided or with a passenger's assistance. If you do require help please ask staff who will assess the best option to offer assistance whilst maintaining social distancing; for example, they may ask you to move to a safe distance away from your vehicle.
    • We will be ensuring physical distancing measures are in place and must be followed by all site visitors and staff. Please keep a 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 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.
  • 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 (garden cuttings, weeds, leaves) *no 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
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (garden cuttings, weeds, leaves) *no food waste
    • Gas canisters
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Household chemicals *booking required
    • Items for reuse
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paint *booking required
    • Paper
    • Plasterboard
    • Plastic bottles
    • Rubble
    • Sand
    • Scrap metal
    • Soil and compost
    • 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 (garden cuttings, weeds, leaves) *no food waste
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plastic bottles
    • Sand
    • Scrap metal
    • Soil and compost
    • 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 (garden cuttings, weeds, leaves) *no food waste
    • Gas canisters
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plasterboard
    • Plastic bottles
    • Rubble
    • Sand
    • Scrap metal
    • Soil and compost
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood
    Recycling Centre Address Opening Times Items Accepted
    Bridge of Don Recycling Centre Scotstown Road
    Bridge of Don
    AB22 8NJ

    Winter hours (from 30 October 2022)

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

    Summer hours (from 26 March 2023)

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

    Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (open on all other public holidays)

    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Cardboard
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (garden cuttings, weeds, leaves) *no 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

    Winter hours (from 30 October 2022)

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

    Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (open on all other public holidays)

    Summer hours (from 26 March 2023)

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

    The Reuse Shop Winter Opening Times (from 30 October 2022)

    Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

    The Reuse Shop Summer Opening Times (from 26 March 2023)

    Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

    For more information on the shop visit The Reuse Shop page

    • Aerosols
    • Bulky waste
    • Car battery
    • Car tyre
    • Cardboard
    • Carpet
    • Ceramics
    • Cooking oil
    • Electrical items
    • Engine oil
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Food and drink cans
    • Fridge and freezers
    • Garden waste (garden cuttings, weeds, leaves) *no food waste
    • Gas canisters
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Household chemicals *booking required
    • Items for reuse
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paint *booking required
    • Paper
    • Plasterboard
    • Plastic bottles
    • Rubble
    • Sand
    • Scrap metal
    • Soil and compost
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood
    Bucksburn Recycling Centre Bankhead Avenue
    Bucksburn
    AB21 9ET

    Winter hours (from 30 October 2022)

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

    Summer hours (from 26 March 2023)

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

    Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (open on all other public holidays)

    • 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 (garden cuttings, weeds, leaves) *no food waste
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plastic bottles
    • Sand
    • Scrap metal
    • Soil and compost
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood
    Tullos Recycling Centre Greenbank Crescent
    Tullos
    AB12 3BG

    Winter hours (from 30 October 2022)

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

    Summer hours (from 26 March 2023)

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

    Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (open on all other public holidays)

    • 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 (garden cuttings, weeds, leaves) *no food waste
    • Gas canisters
    • General bagged household waste
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Household batteries
    • Lightbulbs
    • Paper
    • Plasterboard
    • Plastic bottles
    • Rubble
    • Sand
    • Scrap metal
    • Soil and compost
    • Televisions
    • Turf
    • Wood
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