23 September 2022

Motorists now able to deposit old tyres at Ellon and Banchory waste transfer stations

Aberdeenshire Council is now accepting tyres at its Ellon and Banchory Crow's Nest waste transfer stations.

Since May this year the council’s Waste Services has allowed motorists to deposit old tyres at its Macduff facility.

Motorists can book drop-off slots at the additional transfer stations and tyres can be deposited between 7.30am and 10.30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The council will accept 4 tyres until March 31st 2023 and thereafter 4 tyres per financial year from April 1 to March 31 at a cost of £2.50 per tyre.

Since June 2019, users of the council’s Household Recycling Centres have no longer been able to deposit tyres at any of our sites.

Instead, customers were directed to private garages offering tyre-fitting services to get rid of their tyres.

However, in some cases, motorists who have had tyres to dispose of have found it increasingly difficult to find garages willing to accept tyres for disposal when they were not purchased from the garage.

The new tyre waste disposal service operates in the same way as the council’s trade waste drop-off service, with customers bringing in their tyres and paying for disposal via a chip and pin service.

Those wishing to make use of this service can make a booking via our online HRC booking system up to 7 days in advance, with bookings closing off at 4pm the day before the visit.


The council will accept car and van tyres - including domestic 4x4s – but not light or truck tyres.

Should there be a demand for additional tyres over and above the 4 from households with more than one vehicle, this will be reviewed as necessary.