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Recycling centres & points

Locations and opening hours of recycling centres where you can take household waste for recycling.

There are two household recycling centres - open 7 days

Both sites are licensed for household waste and cannot accept any trade or commercial waste. Residents bringing vans or trailers must book in advance.

Please note that last entry to sites is 30 minutes before closing.

Recycling Centre Details
Recycling centreSummer Opening HoursWinter Opening Hours
Barrhead Recycling Centre,
Carlibar Road,
Barrhead.
G78 1AA

1st April to 30 September

10am - 8pm (last entry 7.30pm)

1 October- 31 March

8am- 5.30pm (last entry 5.00pm)

Greenhags Recycling Centre,
Ayr Road,
Newton Mearns.
G77 6RY

1st April to 30 September

8am - 8pm (last entry 7.30pm)

1 October- 31 March

8am- 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

You can recycle

  • waste electrical and electronic waste (anything with a plug or battery)
  • textiles
  • fluorescent tubes & low energy light bulbs
  • MDF, chipboard and laminates
  • car and household batteries
  • engine oil
  • garden waste
  • paper & cardboard
  • glass
  • cans
  • food & drinks cartons
  • plastics food & drink containers

Planning to take a van or trailer?

All residents wanting to bring a van or trailer into either centre must book their vehicle in advance by calling 0141 577 3038.

Office hours for booking are 8.45am - 4.45pm (Monday - Thursday) and 8.45- 3.55pm (Friday).

Recycling Points

There are a number of recycling points throughout East Renfrewshire where you can take:

  • paper & cardboard
  • glass
  • cans
  • food & drinks cartons
  • plastics food & drink containers
  • textiles

You can view all the recycling centres and points on the online map


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