From 03 April 2023 opening times and access to the recycling centres is changing.

  • Every resident will need to book a time slot to take their vehicle to a recycling centre. You will need to provide details such as vehicle registration, your address, and the name of the recycling centre you wish to visit.
  • Bookings should be made in advance of your visit.
  • If you have a van/commercial vehicle and are bringing trade waste to the HWRC you will need a Small Traders Tipping Permit.
  • If you have limited access to the internet and cannot make a booking, and a friend or family member cannot help you, you can call our contact centre via 01324 506070. Be aware that lines can be exceptionally busy, and may have to wait to speak with an operator.
  • Opening times will be 10:00am – 6:00pm (changed from 8am - 6pm), with days of opening remaining unchanged.

Plan ahead

Bookings first thing in the morning are busy; if you can, plan your visit to avoid peak times.

Your booking slot lasts for 30 minutes, with site access available at any point during this booking time, not just at the start of your booking.

Plan your arrival at site to coincide with your booking slot. Arriving too early doesn't guarantee you access, and at busy times will add to queuing traffic.

What to bring to the recycling centre when you visit

From Monday 03 April 2023 you will need to show valid ID and your e-permit to our Recycling Centre Assistants when you visit.

Valid ID includes one of the following (please display this on your vehicle dashboard to enable viewing through your windscreen):

  • Current driving licence
  • Recent council tax or utility bill
  • Passport

Anybody failing to produce the documents when requested may be asked to leave the site and return when they are able to produce them.

There are Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and CCTV systems installed at Recycling Centres which capture number plates entering and exiting the site. They monitor vehicle numbers and identify potential misuse by non-household customers.

With the changes we are making, we have prepared several frequently asked questions to help. If there is anything missing from these questions please feel free to email and lets us know.

You can recycle household materials at Kinneil Kerse Recycling Centre.

Drivers of all types vehicles are not permitted to deposit household waste at the recycling centre without a waste permit being issued.

Please note, there are restrictions on some items of waste. For advice, please speak to a member of staff at the recycling centre or contact us:

Opening hours

Day Kinneil Roughmute
Monday 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 10am to 6pm CLOSED
Wednesday 10am to 6pm CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED 10am to 6pm
Friday CLOSED 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm

Last entry to both sites will be 5:45pm.

We close at 4pm on the 24th and 31st December. Sites will remain closed on the 25th, 26th December and 1st, 2nd January.

We close at 4pm on 24 and 31 December. Sites will remain closed on 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January.

Residents only

Recycling Centres are available for use by Falkirk Council residents only. Proof of residency may be required to access the centres (driving license, utility bill etc).

Site layout

This map shows the layout of Kinneil Kerse and where you should put your recyclable materials:

Map of Kinneil Kerse
  1. Paper
  2. Plastics cartons and cans
  3. Glass
  4. Glass
  5. Textiles (including shoes)
  6. Tyres
  7. Plaster board
  8. Carpets
  9. Bikes
  10. TV's and monitors
  11. Vehicle batteries
  12. Domestic batteries
  13. Light bulbs
  14. Cardboard
  15. White goods
  16. Soil and rubble
  17. Garden waste
  18. Road sweepers (council use only)
  19. Fridges and freezers
  20. Gas bottles
  21. Mineral oil
  22. Bulky furniture
  23. Scrap metal
  24. Wood
  25. Landfill (non recyclable waste, such as paint tins)
  26. IT equipment and walking aids
  27. Small electrical appliances

Trade waste

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

Where to buy permits

Permits can be purchased for trade waste and recycling.

The maximum vehicle size permitted is gross 3.5 tonnes.