Our Household Waste Recycling Centres are now fully operational.

You will be able to dispose of a wide variety of household waste. Check your local centre below for details of the materials accepted.

The centres are for North Lanarkshire residents only so you must show photographic ID and proof of address. To comply with physical distancing guidelines, traffic management is in place and the number of vehicles allowed in at any one time is restricted. 

Vans up to 3.5t gross weight and single axle trailers only will be allowed into four of our centres - Netherton, Shotts, Coatbridge or Cumbernauld. Vans and trailers cannot use the other centres.

Vans and trailers must book in at least one day in advance. Bookings will not be accepted on the day at the centres.

No commercial waste allowed. Vans will be checked before entering the centres and will be refused entry if the material does not match the booking form or is deemed to be commercial.

Recycling centres


We operate six household waste recycling centres for North Lanarkshire residents. The sites are open seven days a week including some public holidays (closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day). The centres are only licensed to accept domestic household waste and cannot accept Commercial waste.

If you are a business and need to dispose of commercial waste, you can find details of appropriately licensed sites online or consult a waste disposal directory.

Opening hours

Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Netherton centres are open Mondays to Saturdays 7am to 6pm and Sundays 7am to 5.30pm.

Shotts is open Mondays to Saturdays 8am to 6pm and Sundays 8am to 5.30pm.

Last entry is ten minutes before closing time.

In order to improve recycling rates:

  • Residents will be asked to assist in the recycling of material by placing each material in the appropriate designated skip or container.
  • Recycling attendants will be on site to provide assistance.
  • Only household waste will be accepted (no commercial).

If you intend to use a van or a single axle trailer to transport waste to the site, a booking system is in operation. Find out more about Van or trailer access at recycling centres

This is to ensure the council complies with the conditions of the licence, 

Find your nearest recycling point or your local recycling centre using the links below.

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