Recycling centres

Household waste recycling centres are available to residents of North Lanarkshire

We operate six household waste Recycling centres in various areas of North Lanarkshire. 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.

To ensure that the Council complies with the conditions of the licence, please be aware van and trailer restrictions are in operation:

Most vans, trailers, flatbeds or minibuses will not be allowed access to any recycling centre. Please click here to see the current restrictions. Small vans and trailers must pre-book at least 48 hours in advance before access will be provided. 

Any small vans or trailers which are booked in, will be inspected by the site attendant to ensure the waste is not commercial and it matches the description given when booking was accepted.

Where householders have hired a van to deposit household waste you can still access the sites, however you must:

  • Pre-book your visit at least 48 hours in advance and provide information on the type of material you are disposing.  Please use the 'contact us' box to book your vehicle in.
  • When you visit the site you must bring with you the vehicle hire agreement with your address, and two forms of identification, e.g. utility bill or driving licence to provide proof of residence within North Lanarkshire.
  • The contents of your van will inspected by the site attendant to ensure the waste is not commercial.

Staff can refuse access to anyone who fails to produce the correct documents or if they believe your waste to be commercial.

Opening hours

The sites at Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Netherton will operate Monday - Saturday, from 7am - 6pm, and on a Sunday from 7am - 5.30pm.

Shotts Waste Recycling Centre will be open Monday - Saturday, from 8am - 6pm, and on a Sunday from 8am - 5.30pm.

No vehicles will be accepted after 5.50pm Monday to Saturday or after 5.20pm on a Sunday.

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)

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

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