Household Waste Recycling Centres, special uplifts and trade waste services

Updated Friday 29 May, 10am

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres will reopen on Monday 1 June for black bag waste and cardboard only. A maximum of 20 bags will be accepted.

Vehicles will not be allowed access to the centres if they have more than the maximum amount of waste or other types of waste.

The centres are only open for North Lanarkshire residents. You must bring photo identification and proof of your address when you visit a centre.

To maintain physical distancing rules, we will restrict the number of cars allowed on site at any time.

We expect the centres to be very busy, especially at first, so queues are likely - please be patient.

When you are in the centre, please follow physical distancing rules and stay at least two metres away from others.

Only vans up to 3.5t gross weight and single axle trailers will be allowed into the centres with a maximum 20 black bags. No commercial waste allowed. Vans will be checked before entering the site.

Our trade waste service has been cancelled. Our household waste collection service continues as scheduled.

Special uplifts

A limited special uplift service will start from Thursday 14 May.

To follow physical distancing rules, we can only uplift bags of waste or items that can be carried by one person. Items must be a maximum of 20kg and no more than 1m in length. To follow physical distancing guidance and minimise risk to our staff we will be unable to uplift any item which exceeds these limits at present.

We can uplift a maximum of 10 items or 20 bags of rubbish. A £35 charge is payable when you book the uplift - phone 01698 403110.

Please note that our special uplift charge increased to £35 from 1 April 2020, as part of the council's 2020/21 budget.

Items for uplift must be presented at the nearest point of collection for our vehicle - this is usually at the front of your property at the nearest point to the pavement. The items presented for uplift will be photographed when the member of staff arrives, then the location photographed again when the items have been removed to confirm the uplift was completed successfully.

Uplifts take place seven days a week. An appointment date will be allocated when you call to book.


Burning household waste

You cannot get rid of household waste if it will cause pollution or harm people's health. This includes burning it or fly tipping it. Please store any additional waste safely and responsibly until normal special uplifts are restored or until our Household Waste Recycling Centres are open again.

You should report burning of waste directly to Fire Scotland.

For more information, please see our advice on burning waste.

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