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Recycling centres

Most of our recycling centres reopened on Monday, 1st June 2020. Physical distancing and traffic management measures are in place - visits to centres are strictly by booking only. Find out how to book a recycling centre visit.

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 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 
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Fraserburgh recycling centre layout (pdf 98KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)
Macduff
Old Gamrie Road
AB44 1QD  
Reopens on 1st June 2020 - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Macduff recycling centre layout (pdf 121KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip) 
Portsoy
Station Yard
AB45 2QX  
Closed until further notice

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 
Reopens on 8th June 2020 due to essential repair works being completed - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Peterhead recycling centre layout (pdf 100KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)

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 
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Ellon recycling centre layout (pdf 105KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)
Turriff
Markethill
AB53 4AZ 
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Turriff recycling centre layout (pdf 98KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)

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
 
Closed until further notice
Inverurie
Souterford Road
AB51 0TP
 
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Inverurie recycling centre layout (pdf 99KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)
Westhill
Westdyke Avenue
AB32 6QX
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Westhill recycling centre layout (pdf 99KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)

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 
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Laurencekirk recycling centre layout (pdf 97KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)
Stonehaven
Redcloak
AB39 3SR 
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Stonehaven recycling centre layout (pdf 100KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)
Portlethen
Badentoy Drive
Badentoy Industrial Estate
AB12 4ZD 
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday 9am to 6.30pm

Tuesday and Wednesday closed
Thursday to Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Portlethen recycling centre layout (pdf 102KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)

Marr

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

Alford recycling centre remains closed 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. Residents can continue to access other glass collection points in the village.
Other nearby recycling centres are also available, including Inverurie, Westhill, and Huntly.

Location Opening times, site layout and items accepted
Alford
Mart Road
AB33 8BZ 
Closed until further notice
Ballater Church Square car park Closed until further notice
Ballater Roads Depot, South Deeside Road   Closed until further notice
Banchory
Crow's Nest
Upper Lochton Road
AB31 4EQ 
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Banchory recycling centre layout (pdf 116KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)
Huntly
Steven Road
AB54 8SX
Open - access by booking only (no trailer or vans, except car-derived vans)
Opening times: Monday to  Sunday 9am to 6.30pm
Site layout: Huntly recycling centre layout (pdf 65KB)
Items: bagged non-recyclable waste, electrical items (plug in) and garden waste in bags (bags to be emptied into skip)

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