Our recycling centres are still open during current restrictions, but please think about whether your journey is essential.
Please observe social distancing measures and wear a face covering on site.
You can only attend a recycling centre if you have booked a slot below. The sites are arranged differently. Read the information and signage.
Only Edinburgh residents can use our recycling centres at
- Seafield HWRC, 76 Seafield Road, EH6 7LW
- Craigmillar HWRC, Old Dalkeith Road, EH16 4TB
- Sighthill HWRC, Bankhead Avenue, EH11 4EA.
Trailers and vans are only allowed to book visits from 8.30am until 10am.
All recycling centres are open 7 days a week for booked slots only.
Emergencies or severe weather may cause the centres to close at short notice.
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.
Vehicles allowed into recycling centres
- Only Edinburgh residents in domestic or short term hire vehicles can use the recycling centres.
- No vans are allowed at Craigmillar
- Trailers and vans are allowed at specific time slots, with other criteria, as specified below.
Vehicles not allowed into recycling centre
- Liveried vans
- Any vehicle over 3.5 tonnes
- Flat-bed tipper / flat-bed transit style vehicles.
- Luton vans
- Horse boxes
- Trailers that measure more than 6 feet by 4 feet, excluding the frame / tow hitches etc.
- Hire vans that are hired for a more than 5 days
- Any van that has had more than 12 visits in a twelve month period
Staff have the right to
- refuse access to anyone who fails to produce the correct documents
- refuse entry or deny tipping to any person they suspect of trying to deposit commercial waste, whether for disposal or recycling
- require suspected traders / carriers of commercial waste to complete a household waste declaration form to state that the waste is from their own domestic property – appropriate photo ID may be required to be shown to site staff when completing this form
- inspect the contents of any load
- visit any customer’s address, if they are suspected of bringing in commercial waste, to establish the origin of the waste
- ban, from all sites, any vehicle or customer suspected of ongoing illegal deposit of commercial waste.