Barrhead Recycling Centre

Find the address of Barrhead Recycling Centre and the materials we accept.

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Barrhead Recycling Centre
Carlibar Road
East Renfrewshire
G78 1AA

Opening times

Barrhead is open 7 days a week, all year round except: 

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day
  • 2 January
Barrhead opening times
Summer1 April to 30 September10am to 7.30pm
Winter1 October to 31 March8am to 5.30pm

What can I recycle at Barrhead?

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

You can recycle:

  • waste electrical and electronic equipment (anything with a plug or battery)
  • fluorescent tubes and low energy bulbs
  • MDF, chipboard and laminates
  • white goods
  • scrap metal
  • soil and rubble
  • wood
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • engine oil
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles/canisters
  • cardboard
  • small amounts of chemicals

You can also recycle everyday items such as paper, glass, cans, food plastics, drink containers or cartons.

Please note, you can't recycle food waste at Barrhead.

Any asbestos waste is limited to one bag per household and must be double bagged.

Proof of residency

Barrhead Recycling Centre is for East Renfrewshire residents only. When you visit the site, you must bring proof of where you live. For example, your driving licence, council tax or utility bill.


You can only dispose of asbestos at Barrhead Recycling Centre. However, you can only dispose of one bag per visit and only in a car. 

Contact us to book a visit.

Please double bag and seal asbestos before you dispose of it.

Business waste

We don't accept business waste at Barrhead Recycling Centre.

Last modified on 16 July 2021

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