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Bins, recycling and rubbish

Barrhead household waste and recycling centre

Location and opening hours. Materials accepted.

As a result of communication issues being experienced at our Carlibar Road site, as from Monday 11th December 2017, all vans and cars with trailers will temporarily be required to go to our Household Waste Recycling Centre located at Greenhags, Ayr Road, Newton Mearns.  These vehicles types will require to be booked in to the site in advance of your visit. Please contact Customer First on 0141 577 3001. Any van or trailer visiting the Greenhags site will be required to show proof of residency (i.e. driving licence, utility or Council tax bill) within East Renfrewshire. Failure to produce this will result in site access being denied.

Any car visiting the Barrhead site must have proof of residency within East Renfrewshire (i.e. driving licence, utility or Council tax bill). Failure to produce this will result in site access being denied.

Barrhead Household Waste and Recycling Centre is staffed and open 7 days a week, year round  (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Opening times by season for the Barrhead Household Waste and Recycling Centre Barrhead Household Waste and Recycling Centre opening hours by season
Summer1 April - 30 September10am - 7.30pm
Winter1 October - 31 March8am - 5.30pm

Barrhead Household Waste and Recycling Centre is open to East Renfrewshire residents only. 

Business waste

We do not accept commercial waste at Barrhead. Further information on commercial waste can be found at:

Van and trailer loads

Please note all vans containing household waste must be booked in prior to arrival on site, for full details please read:

Getting to the site

Barrhead Household Waste and Recycling Centre is located off Carlibar Road, and accessed by a slip road next to Barrhead Railway Station pick-up and drop off point.

Barrhead Household Waste and Recycling Centre
Carlibar Road
East Renfrewshire
G78 1AA (opens in Google maps)

Tel: 0141 577 3038

What can I recycle at Barrhead?

Barrhead is licensed to accept household waste and materials for recycling.

You can recycle:

  • Waste electrical and electronic  equipment (anything with a plug or battery)
  • Fridges/Freezers (Please ensure these do not contain any left over food waste)
  • Fluorescent tube and low energy bulbs
  • MDF, chipboard and laminates
  • Scrap metal
  • Soil and rubble
  • Wood
  • Car batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Engine oil
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles/canisters
  • Cardboard
  • Small amounts of chemicals (please call 0141 577 3038)

You can also recycle everyday items such as paper, glass, cans, plastics food and drinks containers, Tetrapaks and cartons.

Barrhead Household Waste and Recycling Centre does not accept food waste.

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