Brechin recycling centre

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

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

Opening hours

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 10am 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)
  • Thursday: 10am to 4pm (closed 12.30pm to 1pm)
  • Friday: closed
  • 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

Vehicles and permits

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

You must pre-book if visiting a recycling centre with a transit-type van or trailer carrying household or commercial waste.

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
  • only one person per vehicle should exit the vehicle, unless it is absolutely necessary for a second person to assist with lifting and handling
  • 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

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

Accepted items

  • cans, cartons and plastic bottles and tubs
  • car batteries
  • cardboard
  • 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
  • rubble
  • scrap metal
  • small electrical items
  • televisions/pcs
  • textiles (shoes, clothes and handbags)
  • white goods such as fridges/freezers
  • wood

If you are throwing out bulky household items that you can't take to a recycling centre, the household special uplift service is available.

Commercial waste

See commercial waste at recycling centres.

56.730529, -2.651323

Commerce Street