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Waste Aware Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway

Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway: Facilities

Recycling in the Ayshire, Dumfries & Galloway area is mainly done via Recycling Centres and Points. There are also kerbside recycling collections in some areas. Click on the links below to find out what you can recycle in your area:

Dumfries and Galloway: Recycle

There is a paper kerbside scheme operating in some parts of Dumfries & Galloway. Please click here for more information.

There are 10 recycling centres and 70 recycling points in Dumfries and Galloway where you can recycle the some of the following items:

  • Books
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Gas cylinders
  • Glass bottles
  • Green waste
  • Newspapers
  • Plastic bottles
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Textiles
  • Used engine oil

Some parts of Annandale have a paper kerbside recycling collection. These are:

  • Galabank (paper collected on the second Thursday of each month)
  • Greenknowe (paper collected on the second Monday of each month)
  • High Tae (paper collected on the first Thursday of each month)
  • Lochmaben (paper collected on the third Wednesday of each month)
  • Springbells and Standanlane (paper collected on the second Friday of each month)

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Dumfries and Galloway: Disposal

Household waste from Annandale & Eskdale and Nithsdale is landfilled at Locharmoss. The waste from Stewartry goes to Aucheninnes Waste Disposal Site and the waste from Wigtown goes to Galdenoch Waste Disposal Site.

Bulky Metal Uplift Service

A new bulky metal recycling service has been provided to allow you to recycle large white and household items. This is a free uplift service and will include fridges, freezers, dishwashers, tumbledryers, cookers, washing machines, radiators, cast iron baths, bicycles and other large household metal items.

For more information or to arrange a collection in your area please call:

  • Annandale & Eskdale - 01461 206186
  • Nithsdale - 01387 248762
  • Stewartry - 01556 504287
  • Wigtown - 01776 706030

Dumfries and Galloway: Reuse

The Stranraer Furniture Project accepts donations of furniture, electrical items and other household goods. These are refurbished and sold at an price that is affordable by families who may not otherwise be able to afford them. You can contact them at:

Enterprise Workshops,
John Simpson Drive,
Wigtownshire DG9 7PW
Tel: (01776) 707375
Fax: (01776) 700482
Email: furniture.project@stranraer.f9.co.uk

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East Ayrshire

There are over 30 recycling centres in East Ayrshire for use by the general public. At these recycling centres you can recycle:

  • aluminium and steel cans
  • car batteries
  • cardboard
  • fridges
  • garden waste
  • glass bottles and jars
  • paper
  • scrap metal
  • textiles
  • used engine oil
  • wood

For information on where your nearest recycling centre is, please click here.

East Ayrshire Council operates a kerbside recycling collection scheme for the collection of paper. For further details on this scheme, please click here.

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North Ayrshire

In North Ayrshire you can recycle the following:

  • aluminium cans
  • glass bottles and jars
  • oil
  • paper
  • textiles
  • wood

For information on where your nearest recycling centre is, please click here.

If you live on the Isle of Arran, please visit the Arran Recycling Community Organisation website at www.recyclingarran.com for specific information on recycling facilities in your area.


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South Ayrshire

In South Ayrshire there are 10 Recycling Centres. At these, you can recycle:

  • aluminium and steel cans
  • books
  • car batteries
  • cardboard
  • CDs/tapes/videos
  • engine oil
  • garden waste
  • gas cylinders (empty)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • paper
  • scrap metal
  • textiles
  • wood

For information on where you can recycle these items, please click here.

South Ayrshire Council is working with community groups in order to develop a furniture recycling/refurbishment service for South Ayrshire. If you would like further information on this scheme you can contact the Waste Minimisation/Recycling Officer on Tel: 01292 616196.

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