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Recycling centres

All recycling centres and seasonal garden waste points are closed. View other waste and recycling service arrangements. During the Coronavirus outbreak.

We operate a number of recycling centres where we accept a wide range of items. We also provide many glass and textile recycling points across Aberdeenshire.

Alford recycling centre is closed until summer 2020 for improvement works. All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Before you visit a recycling centre, find out what items can and cannot be recycled. You can also view a list of materials accepted at recycling centres (pdf 69.1KB).

Please make sure you allow sufficient time for your visit as our licence agreements state that all members of the public must be off site by closing time. Our opening times might change over Christmas and New Year. Some centres have different opening times during winter months. 

To move business waste away from recycling centres and to create more space for new recyclable materials we are introducing recycling centre permits in 2020. 

Find your nearest recycling centre with its opening times and list of accepted items: 

Banff and Buchan

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Fraserburgh
Anderson Place
AB43 9SU 
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Fraserburgh recycling centre layout (pdf 65KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Macduff
Old Gamrie Road
AB44 1QD  
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Macduff recycling centre layout (pdf 74KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), furniture and household goods re-use section,  garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste. 
Portsoy
Station Yard
AB45 2QX  
Opening times:  Tuesday and Saturday 9am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Portsoy recycling centre layout (pdf 84KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, garden waste, glass bottles and jars, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Buchan

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Peterhead
Damhead Road
Dales Industrial Estate
AB42 3JF 
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Peterhead recycling centre layout (pdf 100KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), furniture and household goods re-use section, garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, rigid plastic (laundry baskets, buckets, toys, plant pots, drainage pipes and hard hats), scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Formartine

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Ellon
Balmacassie Commercial Park
Balmacassie Brae
AB41 8BY 
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Ellon recycling centre layout (pdf 84KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), furniture and household goods re-use section, garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, rigid plastic (laundry baskets, buckets, toys, plant pots, drainage pipes and hard hats), scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Turriff
Markethill
AB53 4AZ 
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Turriff recycling centre layout (pdf 64KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Garioch

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Insch
Market Street
AB52 6LA
 
Opening times: Tuesday and Saturday 9am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Insch recycling centre layout (pdf 87KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, scrap metal, untreated wood and non-recyclable waste.
Inverurie
Souterford Road
AB51 0TP
 
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Inverurie recycling centre layout (pdf 91KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Westhill
Westdyke Avenue
AB32 6QX
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Westhill recycling centre layout (pdf 66KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Kincardine and Mearns

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Laurencekirk
Market Road
AB30 1DG 
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Laurencekirk recycling centre layout (pdf 71KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Stonehaven
Redcloak
AB39 3SR 
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Stonehaven recycling centre layout (pdf 68KB)
Items:  Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, polystyrene, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Portlethen
Badentoy Drive
Badentoy Industrial Estate
AB12 4ZD 
Opening times: Monday 9am to 4.30pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
Site layout: Portlethen recycling centre layout (pdf 56KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, polystyrene, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

Marr

All recycling centres are closed on 29th October and 26th November 2020 for staff training.

Alford recycling centre is closed until summer 2020 for improvement works. We are upgrading and extending the facility, including more recycling options and increased opening hours.
Temporary mixed recycling facilities (cardboard included) are available next to the glass recycling containers in the car park behind Grampian Transport Museum. From April, we will provide a seasonal garden waste drop off point in this location on Saturdays. Residents can continue to access other glass collection points in the village.
Other nearby recycling centres are also available, including Insch, Inverurie, Westhill, and Huntly.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Alford
Mart Road
AB33 8BZ 
Closed from 16th January 2020 until summer 2020
Opening time: 
From 1st September to 30th April, open Wednesday 10am to 12 noon and 12.30 to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm only
From 1st May to 31st August, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5pm to 8pm, Wednesday 10am to 12 noon and 12.30 to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm
Site layout: Alford recycling centre layout (pdf 94KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, scrap metal, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Ballater Church Square car park Opening times: Saturday 9am to 3pm (from first weekend of November until the weekend before Easter included)
Items: Household waste disposal
Ballater Roads Depot, South Deeside Road   Open: Saturday green waste vehicle 8am to 11am, household waste vehicle 9am to 3pm (from 6th April to 2nd November)
Items: Household waste disposal, garden waste.
Banchory
Crow's Nest
Upper Lochton Road
AB31 4EQ 
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Banchory recycling centre layout (pdf 67KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), furniture and household goods re-use section,  garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, polystyrene, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood  (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.
Huntly
Steven Road
AB54 8SX
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
From 1st April to 30th September additional opening hours on Tuesday, 4.30pm to 7pm
Site layout: Huntly recycling centre layout (pdf 65KB)
Items: Batteries (household and car), blue bin recycling, cooking oil, electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries), engine oil, fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs), garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, plasterboard, rubble and ceramics, scrap metal, soil and turf, textiles, wood (including treated) and non-recyclable waste.

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