Recycling Centres in West Lothian re-opened on 1 June 2020 in line with Scottish Government guidance. All 5 Recycling Centres are open 7 days a week, 10am - 6pm.
Sites are likely to be extremely busy, so please only visit if you cannot store your waste safely at home for a bit longer.
When you arrive you will see some changes to how the centres normally look - please familiarise yourself with the following site rules and the FAQs before visiting, so you know what to expect.
Please Note: Clothing Recycling Banks and Other Recycling Bring Sites such as books/DVDs etc. (Excluding Glass) - REMAIN CLOSED
Householders should be suspicious of people or businesses offering unrealistically cheap waste services. This may be a sign that the waste is not being legally managed.
The way the sites work has changed to protect residents & staff,
- Cars only, no vans or trailers permitted
- Stay in your vehicle until allocated a parking bay
- Each bay gives access to one bagged waste and one bulky waste skip
- 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 electrical items, gas bottles, tyres, liquids or asbestos can be accepted at this time
Frequently Asked Questions
Recycling Centres reopened on Monday 1 June 2020, every site will be open from 1000-1800 7 days a week.
It is likely you will have to queue for some time before getting access to the site. Once on site staff will direct you to a bay. Please stay in your car with the windows closed until you are in your bay. Once parked you will have access to two skips only. One for bagged waste, one for bulky waste.
Bagged waste and bulky items. Please only bring items that cannot be safely stored at home. The recycling centres will be extremely busy in the first few weeks and we would like to ensure that everyone who needs to dispose of waste that is unsafe to store at home is able to access the sites.
You will have access to two skips on site, one for bagged waste and one for all other bulky waste.
Bagged waste is normal landfill waste from your household bin that you would usually put in your grey bin.
No - due to social distancing our staff are unable to help you lift waste from your car to the skip. If you require assistance please bring someone from your own household with you.
If you need to bring your children with you, they must stay inside the car at all times, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to leave the car whilst on site.
We can't accept electrical items, liquids or gas bottles at this time, please keep these until we are able to accept them for recycling again.
Due to the way in which these items are disposed of/recycled we cannot accept them in either of the two designated skips. These items would have to be collected separately which we cannot arrange safely while ensuring social distancing on site at the moment.
You can visit the recycling centre as often as you like but please only bring rubbish that it is not safe to store at home, and be aware that it is likely you will have to queue each time you visit.
To ensure social distancing can be adhered to while you are on site.
Yes - we are expecting queues initially therefore please do not visit the recycling centre unless it is essential (such as it would be unsafe to continue to store the waste at your home). Please be courteous and patient with staff and other road users when accessing the sites.
Access has been restricted to cars only to reduce congestion as vans and trailers take longer to unload. Access into the Recycling Centres has changed at some of the sites to maintain traffic flow in the surrounding streets.
Not at the moment. You will only have access to 2 skips. Please do not bring items that can be safely stored at home such as clothes, books and DVDs. The charities that collect these will be glad of your donation when they reopen.
The waste is usually separated to ensure it can be readily recycled. We have changed the way the site works to protect residents and staff. Our contractor will recover as much material as possible from the bulky waste for recycling.
Yes, for further information please see Levenseat Recycling Facility.
East Main Street, EH47 7QU
Traffic management in place - No right turn
Greendykes Industrial Estate, EH52 6PG
Braehead Road, EH49 6HF
Oakbank (A71, Livingston), EH53 0TP
Traffic management in place - filter lane from Lizzie Brice Roundabout
Burnhouse Industrial Estate, EH47 0LQ
Traffic management in place - No right turn