Waste and recycling centres

Updated 24 September 2021

Smoking

Smoking on site is strictly prohibited and can result in fire and risk to the public and site staff's health.

Gypsum, plasterboard and asbestos

We work with Biffa to get the most out of your general household (non-recyclable) waste through energy recovery. These facilities are not designed to treat gypsum, plasterboard and asbestos, which require specialist disposal. We do accept gypsum and plasterboard in special skips at all of our household waste and recycling centres. However, asbestos is a hazardous material and can only be disposed of at East Kilbride Waste and Recycling Centre. See our Hazardous waste page for further information.

Household waste and recycling centres (civic amenity sites)

Our Household waste and recycling centres remain open at this time. Please comply with the physical distancing measures in place and do not visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are self-isolating. These sites are for the use of South Lanarkshire residents only.

Our household waste and recycling centres now accept all types of waste previously accepted.

Our sites will now accept household waste in cars and vans up to 3.5t in weight and vehicles with trailers less than 1.8m long x 1.2m wide. No tipper vehicles are allowed.

Waste produced by traders or other businesses is commercial waste and cannot be deposited at household waste recycling centres free of charge. Staff may inspect waste coming in to the sites to ensure that it is not from a commercial source. Commercial waste can be disposed of at East Kilbride, Rutherglen and Blantyre sites 7 days a week, and from 8am to 2pm Monday to Friday at our Carluke site. Disposal of commercial waste is subject to a charge

Charities remain able to dispose of recyclable waste including metal, wood, cardboard and textiles (in the textile banks provided). Domestic waste and bulky items from charities is not currently accepted at these sites.

To keep site users and staff safe, there will be a number of temporary changes to the arrangements that were in place before the sites were closed due to the COVD-19 pandemic.

These are:

  • only visit the site if you have no COVID-19 symptoms
  • access is for South Lanarkshire residents only - please bring proof of address
  • there will be a queuing system and a limited number of vehicles will be allowed inside at a time
  • once parked, only two people from the same household can exit each car
  • maintain physical distancing and take instruction from site staff re correct disposal.
  • staff will not be able to help you unload
  • last entry 15 minutes before closing

Site opening hours available here:

We are all in this together – so please don’t make your rubbish your neighbours’ problem. Remember that fly-tipping is a criminal offence that carries substantial fines.