Community Recycling Centres
West Lothian has five Community Recycling Centres, open 7 days a week, from 10am - 6pm (last entry 5.45pm).
Please Note: Broxburn Recycling Centre will close for major refurbishment works at the end of September. The Centre will be closed for two weeks from Monday September 27. The site will close at 6pm on Sunday 26 September and reopen at 10am on Monday 11 October. The four other Recycling Centres in West Lothian (locations below) will remain open and are available to all West Lothian residents to dispose of their household waste. They are open 7 days a week, 10am - 6pm, last entry 5.45pm.
Blackburn Community Recycling Centre, East Main Street, EH47 7QU
Broxburn Community Recycling Centre, Greendykes Industrial Estate, EH52 6PG (closed from Monday 27 September - Monday 11 October)
Linlithgow Community Recycling Centre, Braehead Road, EH49 6HF
Oakbank (Livingston) Community Recycling Centre, Oakbank (A71, Livingston), EH53 0TP
Whitburn Community Recycling Centre, Burnhouse Industrial Estate, EH47 0LQ
The Community Recycling Centres (CRC's) are provided for household waste that has been produced from domestic properties in West Lothian.
Do not visit a CRC if you or anyone you live with has symptoms of covid-19, have tested positive for it or have been asked to self-isolate following close contact with someone who has tested positive.
When you arrive you will see some changes to how the centres normally look - please familiarise yourself with the following information and FAQ's before visiting so you know what to expect.
The way the sites work has changed to protect residents & staff:
Stay in your vehicle until allocated a parking bay
Each bay gives access to one bagged waste and one bulky waste skip
There are also areas to dispose of electrical equipment, garden waste, wood & laminates and scrap metal.
Maintain 2m distancing from staff and any other site users
Do not leave your parking bay, the rest of the site is currently closed
Staff cannot provide any physical assistance
Abuse towards our staff will not be not tolerated
Please be patient, we may need to close for servicing
No gas bottles, tyres, liquids or asbestos can be accepted at this time.
Households using a van, pickup, flatbed or trailer to transport waste from their own household can now access Community Recycling Centres by booking a slot through the Community Recycling Centre Van and Trailer Bookings page. Householders transporting their own waste inside a car do not need to book.
What materials can I currently take to a Community Recycling Centre?
On site you will have access to two skips, one for bulky items and one for bagged waste, which includes any normal landfill waste from your household bin that you would usually put in your grey bin.
You will also have access to dispose of some electrical equipment, including:
- Large Domestic Appliances e.g. washing machines, cookers, tumble driers
- Small Domestic Appliances e.g. hoovers, hairdryers, games consoles, kettles and toasters
- Televisions, monitors and laptops
- Fridges and freezers
Separate skips/designated areas are also available on site for garden waste, wood & laminate, scrap metal, gas cylinders, engine oil, cardboard, glass and textiles.
Top Tip: Did you know recycled electricals can be turned into life saving equipment? To find out why it's so important to recycle your electricals and for more information on ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your electricals visit the Recycle Your Electricals website.