Arbroath recycling centre

Please do not visit if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating.

Opening hours

Monday: 9.15am to 4pm

Tuesday: 9.15am to 4pm

Wednesday: 9.15am to 4pm 

Thursday: 9.15am to 4pm

Friday: 9.15am to 4pm

Saturday: 9.15am to 4pm

Sunday: 9.15am to 4pm

Vehicles and permits

Smaller vehicles such as cars and small vans do not need to pre-book a visit.

Transit-type vans and trailers must be pre-booked. 

Book a visit for a Transit-type van or trailer

No need to pre-book - cars and small vans         Examples
  • cars including estate cars
4x4 vehicle
  • MPVs
  • SUVs
  • 4x4s
small van
  • Renault Kangoo
  • Volkswagon Caddy or Combo Cargo
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Peugeot Partner

standard wheelbase lengths only


Must book in advance - larger vans and trailers Examples
transit van
  • Ford Transit van
  • high-roof van
  • all trailers

Household waste disposal permits will not be required until further notice.

When you arrive

  • staff will direct you to the unloading area
  • handrails will be cleaned regularly to keep customers and site staff safe
  • staff will not be available to help you lift due to physical distancing requirements
  • stay one metre away from others at all times
  • visits should be as brief as possible - sort your waste before you travel
  • a limit on the number of vehicles allowed onto the site at any one time and a one in/one out system applied
  • only one person per vehicle should exit the vehicle, unless it is absolutely necessary for a second person to assist with lifting and handling

Please be kind to site staff – anyone not following site rules will be asked to leave

Accepted items

  • non-recyclable general waste - this is only for items such as black bag waste that cannot be recycled.
  • bikes
  • cans, cartons and plastic bottles and tubs
  • car batteries
  • cardboard
  • carpet and underlay (go in the general waste skip while our contractor carries out temporary work at their recycling facility)
  • cooking or engine oil
  • fluorescent tubes and lightbulbs
  • food
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles (butane/propane)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • small helium gas canisters, used for inflating balloons. (Before disposal please release any remaining helium outdoors to ensure canisters are empty and there is no residual pressure in the cylinder)
  • household batteries
  • paper
  • plasterboard
  • rubble
  • scrap metal
  • small electrical items
  • soil and turf
  • televisions/pcs
  • textiles (shoes, clothes and handbags)
  • white goods such as fridges and freezers
  • wood

Coronavirus contaminated waste must be double-bagged and stored securely for 72 hours before bringing it to site.

Furniture and electrical items

You can leave furniture and electrical items in good order at the BHF Reuse cabin.

Furniture or other bulky household items can also be disposed of using the household special uplift service

Soil enhancer

Soil enhancer is available from this site.

Householders can collect up to three bags a day, using their own bags.

Commercial waste

Transit-type vans and trailers must pre-book and all customers must have a pre-paid disposal voucher. Details at commercial waste at recycling centres.

56.567725, -2.597259

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