What you can't bring to a household waste recycling centre

We can't accept any

  • liquid paint - all paint must be dried out or have sand or cat litter added
  • fuels: petrols and diesel
  • explosives: fireworks, flares and airbags
  • firearms
  • fire extinguishers
  • diving bottles - for scuba diving
  • poisons
  • asbestos or materials containing asbestos
  • biological waste
  • heavy metals: mercury, thermometers and barometers
  • any commercial, trade and commercial waste.

We cannot currently accept items for re-use, due to redevelopment works. Find out how to re-use household items.

Find out what to do with many items, on Recycle for Scotland. FInd out how to safely dispose of items on the Resource Efficient Scotland website.

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