Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Our recycling centres have reopened with new access arrangements in place.

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), see www.falkirk.gov.uk/covid19.

You can recycle household materials at Roughmute Recycling Centre.

Drivers of vans, pickups or other commercial types vehicles are not permitted to deposit household waste at the recycling centre without a household 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 on 01324 506070.


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 Roughmute and where you should put your recyclable materials:

Map of Roughmute
  1. Garden waste
  2. Outgoing compost
  1. Oil & batteries (car and domestic)
  2. Light bulbs
  3. Tyres
  4. Plastics, cartons and cans
  5. Paper & cardboard
  6. Mixed glass
  7. Mixed glass
  8. Textiles (including shoes)
  9. Books
  10. Carpets
  11. Plasterboard
  12. Soil and rubble
  13. White goods
  14. Fridges and freezers
  15. Cardboard
  16. Scrap metal
  17. Wood
  18. Large bulky furniture
  19. Small electric appliances
  20. Landfill (non-recyclable)
  21. TV's and monitors
  22. Bicycles
  23. Gas bottles
  24. IT equipment

Trade waste

From 1 June 2020, if you are a Small Trader who is based at a residential property or runs your business from a vehicle, you can only use Kinneil Kerse recycling centre by purchasing a Small Traders Tipping Permit.

Where to buy permits

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the purchase of permits is temporarily unavailable from any of our Advice and Support Hubs. Permits are available to purchase at Kinneil Recycling Centre only.

The maximum vehicle size permitted is gross 3.5 tonnes.


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