Brechin recycling centre

Commerce Street, Brechin, DD9 7BD

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday10am to 4pm (closed 12:30pm to 1pm)
Wednesday (April to September)1pm to 7pm (closed 4:30pm to 5pm)
Wednesday (October to March)10am to 4pm (closed 12:30pm to 1pm)
Thursday10am to 4pm (closed 12:30pm to 1pm)
Saturday:10am to 4pm (closed 12:30pm to 1pm)
Sunday:10am to 4pm (closed 12:30pm to 1pm)

Arbroath and Montrose centres are open on Mondays and Fridays.

The site will close at the times listed above. If you won’t have enough time to unload your waste before closing time, you may be refused entry.

Accepted items

We don't accept non-recyclable (general) waste. Take this to Arbroath, Forfar or Montrose.

If your household item does not appear in this list, use the What to do with...? tool

Vehicles and booking

No need to pre-book cars unless they are carrying commercial waste        Examples
  • cars including estate cars
4x4 vehicle
  • MPVs
  • SUVs
  • 4x4s

All vans, pick-ups and trailers

Must be pre-booked:

Book a visit for a van. pick-up or trailer

Must book in advance - all vans, pickups and trailersExamples
small van
  • Renault Kangoo
  • Volkswagon Caddy or Combo Cargo
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Peugeot Partner
transit van
  • Ford Transit van
  • high-roof van
  • all trailers

Larger vehicles such as larger horse boxes or motorhomes

Vehicles exceeding 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight, are not permitted. They can cause congestion and fill up skips, inconveniencing other site users.

Safety and assistance

Sort your waste before you travel so:

  • your visit is as brief is possible
  • you put the right stuff in the right skip

When you arrive

Staff will ask what items you have with you then direct you to the unloading area.

They may also ask you to fill in a form to certify your waste is not commercial waste.

Staff will offer help and advice. However you are responsible for offloading your waste (including bulky or heavy items) and ensuring it goes in the right container.

Please be kind to site staff.

Anyone not following site rules will be asked to leave.


  • No wheeled bins - emptying wheeled bins into skips is unsafe
  • Ensure that you are finished offloading any material before closing time

No pedestrian access. The volume of traffic entering and leaving the centre can make pedestrian access unsafe.

Help with unloading items

Please bring someone with you if you need help offloading items at the centre.

We are unable to provide physical assistance. This is so we can:

  • manage the risk of injury to our staff
  • make sure they are available to monitor site rules are being followed
  • ensure staff are visible to visitors requiring advice

Commercial waste

See commercial waste at recycling centres.

Where to find us

56.730529, -2.651323