Recycling centres – changes to operating hours

Published on Friday 12 January 2018

[This is a news item. For current opening hours visit our recycling centre web pages.]

As indicated in October last year, changes to operating hours at Forfar, Kirriemuir and Monifieth, will come into effect from Thursday 1 February 2018.

This follows changes to opening hours at Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie and Montrose that were made on 30 October.

Forfar Recycling Centre will now operate Monday to Friday between 12pm midday and 4pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9.15am to 4pm.

Kirriemuir will operate Monday to Thursday between 12pm midday and 4pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9.15am to 4pm. It will close on Fridays (when Forfar will be the nearest available centre).

Monifieth will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm midday to 4pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9.15am to 4pm. The centre will be closed on Wednesday and Friday (when Carnoustie will be the nearest available centre open between 12 midday and 4pm on those days).

Staff consultation has been undertaken and signs have been placed on display at the centres to advise of these changes. Staff are also handing out notices to the public who attend.

Earlier proposed closures to a number of recycling centres in Angus were delayed for a period of 12 months at a meeting of Angus Council last September. It was subsequently agreed to amend operating times and to closely monitor their implementation so they can be adjusted to meet times of peak demand.

Since 30 October 2017 the following centres have operated as follows -

Arbroath will open from 9.15am to 4pm from Monday to Sunday (all week).

Brechin will open from 12pm (midday) to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9.15am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. It will be closed on Monday and Friday.

Carnoustie will open between 12pm (midday) and 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursday. On Saturday and Sunday the centre will open from 9.15am to 4pm.

Montrose will open from 12pm (midday) to 4pm Monday to Friday (week days) and from 9.15am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday (weekends).

It is planned that a number of centres will alter their opening hours to 3pm and 7pm on one day a week from April to September (rather than 12pm to 4pm). Further details will be publicised in due course. See our Household waste recycling centres webpage for more information about this service.