There are 2 recycling centres in the Falkirk Council area:

Both sites accept a wide range of materials to help you recycle more of your household waste. By using our recycling facilities you are helping us reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

To make it easier for you to recycle as much as possible, separate containers are provided at each site to help you segregate your waste into the different recyclable types.

Please sort your waste for reuse, recycling and composting before you visit the recycling centre.

If you are unsure which container to use, one of the site attendants will be happy to help you.

The maximum vehicle size permitted at each site is gross 3.5 tonnes.

Opening hours

Months Times
April to September 8:00am - 8:00pm
October to March 9:00am - 6:00pm

What you can recycle at the recycling centres

  • Food and drinks cans
  • Plastic bottles and trays
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Large domestic plastics, such as garden furniture
  • Fridges and freezers
  • White goods, such as washing machines
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Books
  • Textiles, including shoes
  • Light bulbs
  • Tyres
  • Bicycles
  • Garden waste
  • Soil
  • Mineral oil
  • Mattresses
  • Carpets
  • Gas cylinders
  • Upholstered furniture and divan bed bases
  • Scrap metal
  • Wood
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Rubble
  • Plasterboard
  • Non-recyclable household waste

If the material you need to dispose of is not listed above, please speak to a member of staff at the recycling centre or contact us on 01324 504444.

Black bag waste

Please make sure black bags do not contain material which could be recycled through the kerbside recycling service or one of the recycling containers at the recycling centre. Only waste that cannot be recycled can go in the non-recyclable waste container.

Council compost

Compost is available for free to householders in the Falkirk Council area. You can collect your free compost from both our recycling centres.

The compost is made from the garden waste collected through the brown bin service, parks waste and the recycling centres. The compost meets the PAS 100 quality standard and is suitable for use as a soil improver.

Please bring your own bags and shovels as we cannot provide these.

Trade waste

If you are a Small Trader who is based at a residential property or runs your business from a vehicle, you can use our recycling centres by purchasing a Small Traders Tipping Permit.

Permits can be bought at any of our One Stop Shops.