Recycling centres

Recycling Centres?

Fife Council operates 11 Recycling Centres to collect and recycle bulky household items such as rubble, electrical equipment and televisions.  Opening times are below.

Recycling Centre          Days closed Lunch break Opening times
October to March April to September
Cowdenbeath
 
Monday
 
Thursday
 
12:45-13:30
 

 

 

 

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(last entry)

 

 

 

9:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
(last entry)

Cupar Monday Thursday 12:00-12:45
Dalgety Bay Wednesday     Friday 12:00-12:45
Dunfermline Open 7 days No lunch closure  
Glenrothes Wednesday   12:00-12:45
Kirkcaldy Tuesday   12:45-13:30
Ladybank Open 7 days No lunch closure
Lochgelly Tuesday Friday 12:00-12:45
Methil Thursday   12:00-12:45
Pittenweem Monday Wednesday     12:00-12:45
St Andrews Tuesday Friday 12:45-13:30

 Access Policy

Fife Council operates an Access Policy to control misuse of its Recycling Centres.  Please refer to the policy before visiting one of our sites.

Proof of address

We require all users to provide proof of address, if asked.  Fife is bordered by  numerous other Local Authorities and this measure is to reduce disposal of waste from other Local Authority areas.  Accepted proof of address includes a valid driving license, recent utility bill, council tax bill etc. Failure to provide proof of address may result in refusal to dispose of waste or recycling.

Commercial type vehicles (vans / trailers)

Any commercial type vehicle will be asked to complete a Household Waste Declaration Form.  This is to identify illegal commercial waste disposal.  Failure to complete the declaration form or provide proof of address would result in refusal to dispose of waste.

Where is my nearest Recycling Centre?

Use the map and postcode on our Recycling Sites page to locate your nearest Recycling Centre.
 

What can you recycle?

The materials available for collection can differ at each Recycling Centre. Most Recycling Centres accept:
 

Batteries Cans Electrical Equipment
Gas Cylinders Glass Bottles and Jars Green Garden Waste
Metal Paper and Cardboard Plastics
Soil and Rubble Textiles Tyres
Vehicle Oil Wood  Excess landfill waste

 

Before you come


Each site has containers for various types of waste. Before you come, please separate your waste into different types. But don’t worry if you’re not sure. We can give you advice on site about what goes where.

Taybridgehead area

Residents of Tayport, Newport, Wormit, Leuchars, Balmullo and Guardbridge are also able to use two facilities in Dundee. These are:

  • Baldovie Recycling Centre, Piper Street, Dundee.
  • Riverside Recycling Centre, Wright Street (off Riverside Drive), Dundee.

Access to Dundee's Recycling Centres is by car only. Vans, minibuses and vehicles with trailers will not be allowed entry.

To find what you can recycle at these sites please visit the Dundee City Council website (takes you to an external site).


Kincardine residents

Residents in Kincardine can access the Forthbank Recycling Centre on Bowhouse Road, Alloa.  Residents using this site must carry proof of address to allow them access to the Forthbank site. 

Visit the Clackmannanshire Council website to find the location and what you can recycle at this site (takes you to an external site).


Why separate the materials?

In Fife, we now recycle up to 70% of the materials you bring to our recycling centres but you can help us get even better.  Separating your waste into recyclable and non recyclable waste helps us to recycle even more and reduce the waste we send to landfill.

 

 

Related

Publications

Recycling Helpline (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Tel: 03451 55 00 22 Contact Recycling Helpline (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) online
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