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Tayside: Facilities

Recycling in the Tayside area is mainly done via Recycling Centres and Points.

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A kerbside collection scheme operates in some parts of Angus for the collection of cans, garden waste, glass and paper. For more details of this scheme click here.

In Angus, all 7 main towns have manned recycling centres. They are:

Cairnie Loan, Arbroath DD11 4DS
Commerce Street, Brechin DD9 7BD
Balmachie Road, Carnoustie DD7 7ST
Queenswell Road, Forfar DD8 3JA
Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir DD8 4EB
Riverview Drive, Monifieth DD5 4NH
Broomfield Street, Montrose DD10 8SY

At these recycling centres the following can be recycled:

  • cardboard
  • clothing, including shoes and handbags
  • cooking oil (household only)
  • drink cartons
  • engine oil
  • food and drinks cans
  • glass bottles
  • green garden waste
  • newspapers and magazines
  • plastic drinks bottles
  • scrap metals
  • Yellow Pages

A Glass Collection Service is available for commercial premises. Clear and green glass is collected fortnightly and brown glass is collected monthly. Seperate bins are used for each colour of glass.

A Kerbside Paper Collection, operated by Angus Council, collects waste paper on a fortnightly basis. Unfortunately this scheme is not available in rural areas.

Paper items that are accepted are:

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • brochures and junk mail
  • white paged phone books

Paper items that are not accepted are:

  • yellow pages
  • cardboard or cardboard food packaging
  • brown envelopes
  • plastic, including bags, sacks and bottles
  • general rubbish
  • waxed cartons such as milk or juice cartons

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Dundee City

In Dundee City there are 20 Mini Recycling Centres available for recycling. For more specific information on what can be recycled and where, visit the Sort It tool.

Recycling Centres are available for the disposal of domestic waste. This includes: paper, glass, white goods, general household refuse and green waste and kitchen waste. No meats, fish, or poultry are allowed to be disposed of at these sites. The Recycling Centres are located at:

  • Baldovie, Forties road
  • Riverside, Wright Avenue
  • Marchbanks Recycling Centre, 34 Harefield Rd

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Perth & Kinross

For further information on Perth & Kinross Kerbside Paper Recycling please visit:

For the collection of garden and paper waste from households there are currently 2 collection services.

The Garden Waste Kerbside Collection service collects garden waste and some kitchen waste in brown lidded wheelie bins. These bins are collected every two weeks in the summer and every four weeks in the winter. For further details of the areas covered and what you can put in your brown lidded bin please visit www.pkc.gov.uk/recycling.

The Paper Waste Kerbside Collection service collects paper waste in blue lidded wheelie bins. These bins are collected every 4 weeks. For further details of the area covered and what you can put in your blue lidded bin please visit www.pkc.gov.uk/recycling.

For a full list of recycling centres and points in Perth & Kinross, please visit the Sort It tool.

Other Facilities

There are various charity shops around the Tayside area. They accept old clothes, furniture and household items.

Tayside Recyclers take furniture and old computers for recycling / repair.

Tayside has an Energy from Waste plant at Baldovie. It has the capacity to process 120,000 tonnes of waste a year. The electricity produced at Baldovie goes into the national grid.

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