Montrose recycling centre

The centre is now open, with some restrictions. Do not visit if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating.

We will continue to review our arrangements regularly and ease restrictions when safe to do so.

Opening hours

  • Monday 9.15am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 9.15am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 9.15am to 7pm
  • Thursday 9.15am to 5pm
  • Friday 9.15am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9.15am to 5pm
  • Sunday 9.15am to 5pm

Vehicles and permits

To ensure that customer visits are brief and on-site traffic flows are maintained, only smaller vehicles such as cars and small vans are permitted on sites.

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

Book a visit for a Transit-type van or trailer

Accepted - 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


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 two metres 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

Traffic management measures include

  • 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
  • traffic cones will indicate where no parking is permitted on Broomfield Road. This will allow for queuing traffic into the centre

We expect long queues of traffic. You should follow directional road signs and visit only if essential.

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
  • cooking or engine oil
  • fluorescent tubes and lightbulbs
  • food
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • glass
  • household batteries
  • household batteries
  • paper
  • plasterboard
  • rubble
  • scrap metal
  • small electrical items
  • soil and turf
  • televisions/pcs
  • textiles (shoes, clothes and handbags)
  • large which goods such and fridges and freezers
  • wood

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

If you are throwing out old furniture or other bulky household items, the household special uplift service is available again and could be used instead of visiting a recycling centre

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.

56.721967, -2.459519

Broomfield Road
DD10 8SY