Household waste recycling centres


Our recycling centres reopened on the 1 June. You can only attend a recycling centre if you have booked a slot below. The sites are arranged differently, please read all the information and signage.

Only Edinburgh residents in cars can use our recycling centres at 

  • Seafield HWRC, 76 Seafield Road, EH6 7LW - access from Fillyside Road EH7 6RD, please note Fillyside Road is closed at the Seafield junction to allow for traffic management.
  • Craigmillar HWRC, Old Dalkeith Road, EH16 4TB 
  • Sighthill HWRC, Bankhead Avenue, EH11 4EA.

Opening hours

All recycling centres are open for pre booked slots only.  

Book a visit to a recycling centre

Cancel a visit to a recycling centre

Booking times are available between the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday 9am to 6.30pm
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.

Emergencies or severe weather may cause the centres to close at short notice.

Site rules

Before accessing the centre you must read and accept the site rules:

  • you must follow instructions given by staff for your safety
  • children and animals must remain in your vehicle at all times
  • only Edinburgh residents with their own household waste can use recycling centres
  • commercial, trade or business waste is not allowed
  • you must observe speed limits and traffic flow signs - reversing is not allowed
  • all waste must be sorted and deposited in the correct container
  • only authorised contractors may remove materials

We prosecute anyone who threatens or assaults our staff.

What vehicles are allowed into recycling centres

  • Only Edinburgh residents in domestic vehicles can use the recycling centres.
  • No vans or trailers are allowed at any of the recycling centres.