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Our Customer Service opening hours are 8.45am - 4.45pm, Monday to Friday. The Payment Centre hours are 9am - 4.15pm, with only credit/debit card payments (not cash) between 1pm and 2pm. Due to maintenance, our payment systems will be unavailable on the afternoon of Monday 23rd October.  This will affect telephone, cash and online payments. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Live chat: If you cannot find what you're looking for, or need help completing an online form, our Customer Service Officers are available on live chat between 9.00am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Live chat 

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Greenhags household waste and recycling centre

Location and opening hours. Materials accepted.

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

Opening hours by season for the Greenhags Household Waste and Recycling Centre Greenhags Household Waste and Recycling Centre opening hours by season

Summer1 April - 30 September8am - 7.30pm
Winter1 October - 31 March8am - 5.30pm

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

Business waste

We do not accept commercial waste unless you have a permit. Businesses looking to dispose of waste at this site should call Lowmac Alloys on 01294 273 748 for more information. Alternatively, 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

Greenhags is located off the A77, approximately 1 mile south of Junction 5 of the M77.

Greenhags Household Waste and Recycling Centre
Ayr Road
Newton Mearns
East Renfrewshire
G77 6RY (opens in Google maps)

Tel: 0141 577 3038

What can I recycle at Greenhags?

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

You can recycle:

  • Waste electrical and electronic  equipment (anything with a plug or battery)
  • 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

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

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

Greenhags is also the location of East Renfrewshire's landfill waste transfer station. All waste collected in grey bins throughout the area is brought here to be bulked before onward transport to Greengairs Landfill Site, near Airdrie.

All bulky uplift waste is brought to Greenhags to be sorted into materials that can be recycled.


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