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 are currently unable to accept reusable items such as furniture due to redevelopment works. Find out how to reuse household items.

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

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