Arbroath recycling centre
Wednesday (April – September): 9.15am – 7pm
All household batteries such as those used in a torch, children's games or a camera can be recycled in the battery bin. We also accept button batteries such as those in watches or hearing aids.
We accept bikes at all centres except Brechin. At Brechin, bikes go in the scrap skip.
We accept food and drinks cans, aerosol cans and biscuit tins. Rinse cans out and make sure aerosol cans are empty.
We only accept car batteries from householders. Dispose of large (or other) commercial batteries via an appropriate contractor.
Flatten cardboard and remove contaminants such as polystyrene, shrink-wrapped plastic or string.
We accept small quantities of waste household cooking oil. Please see the onsite attendant.
Electrical and electronic equipment
- fridges and freezers*
- large electrical appliances such as cookers and washing machines
- small electrical appliances such as kettles, toasters, vacuum cleaners and computer towers
- televisions, monitors, laptops and tablets
- fluorescent tubes and low energy lightbulbs
* Ensure fridges and freezers do not contain food/food residues or stagnant water. The electrical waste collection company will not uplift contaminated items.
Householders can bring small quantities of waste engine oil. We do not accept hydraulic oils such as brake fluid or other oils.
Cooked or uncooked:
- rice and pasta
- tea/coffee grounds
- gravy or soup – please strain first
- pet food (tinned and dry)
We only accept green, biodegradable garden waste such as flowers, plants hedge clippings and branches. You can have your garden waste uplifted by subscribing to our garden waste service.
Try to return your gas bottle where you bought it.
Gas bottles are accepted from householders only, and are stored on site within a wire cage until uplifted by the appropriate supplier. We don't accept oxygen/medical gas cylinders. Return these to the NHS/supplier.
We provide separate bins for different colours of glass:
- green and blue
Glass must be rinsed and lids removed.
Liquid food and drinks cartons
We accept rinsed paper-based food and drinks cartons such as those used for fruit juice, custard, and soup. Please put cartons in the mixed plastics (plastic bottles, tubs and trays) bin.
- magazines and brochures
- office grade paper
- junk mail
- phone directories
- paper-backed books
- envelopes (including those with windows)
We do not accept wallpaper, potato or seed bags. Please don't tie bundles of paper together as string is a contaminant. We can't take hard-backed books or catalogues as their covers are resistant to breaking down.
We accept all plastic household bottles. Please rinse and squash.
Plastic food containers
Clean mixed plastic food containers are accepted including:
- washed yoghurt and margarine tubs
- ready-meal food trays
- fruit and vegetable punnets
A rubble skip is available at all centres.
We accept stone, masonry, sands and gravel, ceramic WC, wash-hand basin or tiles.
Old ironing boards, piping or chicken wire etc go in the scrap metal skip. If you are unsure about an item please speak to the site attendant.
Shoes and handbags
We accept all shoes and handbags. Where shoes and handbags are in good condition please donate to charity.
Soil and turf
A skip accepting soil and turf is available at all centres except Kirriemuir and Brechin. No bags, stones, wood or rubble to be put into the skip.
We accept clothes, bed linen and curtains. No quilts or pillows please. Where textile items are in good condition please donate to charity.
A wood skip is available at each recycling centre. We accept all types of wood including chipboard.
Visit the What to do with... pages on the Recycle for Scotland website to find out where to recycle items not listed above
- no pedestrian access
- no wheeled bins
- finish offloading material before closing time
- you are responsible for offloading your waste (including bulky or heavy items)
- make sure your waste goes in the right container
- there is a charge for commercial waste
If you are bringing household waste to a recycling centre in a van, trailer or commercial style vehicle you will need a household waste permit.
Soil enhancer is temporarily unavailable from Arbroath recycling centre.