Recycling centres

Recycling centres are open.

Restrictions remain in line with national guidelines and advice.

General waste is only accepted at Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose


Do you need to book in advance?

All visits (household and commercial waste) to the following centres must be pre-booked:

You must pre-book if visiting one of the following centres with a transit-type van or trailer (household or commercial waste)

You don't need to book visits for cars or small vans at these three centres.


Making a booking

Bookings can only be made online.

Book a visit to a recycling centre

Once you’ve booked we’ll email you a booking reference.

Show the booking reference on your phone or on paper to the site attendant.

If someone books on your behalf you can note your reference on a piece of paper.


Commercial waste

Current guidance on commercial waste at recycling centres


Why we have a booking system

Booking systems allow us to keep recycling centres open by helping traffic flow.

Larger centres have a traffic management plan and a one in/one out system to ensure physical distancing.

This requires extra staff and we do not have enough staff to do this at all centres.

Traffic management outwith some smaller sites would be difficult.

Transit-type vans and trailers take longer to unload and take up more space when queuing. This increases potential traffic disruption. This is why these vehicles must book in advance at all centres.