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Covid-19 pandemic

In order to protect our customers and staff, we require that any visitors to our HWRCs wear a face covering at all times while on site.

Our HWRCs are open for essential use only and we strongly encourage all residents to make full use of their household recycling services wherever possible to avoid unnecessary travel during the pandemic.

Anyone in self isolation or with Covid-19 symptoms must not visit our HWRCs under any circumstances.

For more information, read our dedicated Covid-19 service update page.

Power to Do More 

Power to Do More

We are working with our electrical waste compliance scheme partner Valpak UK Ltd on their 'Power to Do More' reuse campaign, during August.

The month-long event is asking city residents to bring their unwanted (but working) small, electrical items and power tools, to one of our four Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Items will be collected from the recycling centres by CCL (North) and Restructa where they will carry out safety checks at their dedicated facilities, before giving them to local charities

Useable items will be donated to the charities Glasgow Tool Library and Refuweegee.

Examples of small electrical you can donate for Refuweegee are:

  • Microwaves
  • Kettles
  • Toaster
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Iron
  • DVD players
  • Game consoles
  • Food processors
  • TVs
  • Tablets

Examples of power tools donated for Tool Library are:

  • DIY tools
  • Saws
  • Wallpaper strippers
  • Garden Tools

By donating unwanted small electrical items and power tools for re use, you are helping Glasgow become a circular city, which it aims to be by 2045. You are also helping conserves resources, reduce consumption and increases the life span of electrical items.

The Tool Library and Refuweegee are local Glasgow charities, and your donations will not only prolong the life or items you no longer need but will help people within the local area by providing items which they need and will use.

Household Waste Recycling Centres are available for residents within Glasgow City Council's boundary. No commercial or trade waste will be accepted. Proof of ID will be required when visiting the recycling centres.

Our staff on site will be happy to assist with what items we can accept and where reuse containers are located.

We still accept larger electrical items, but these will be sent for recycling rather than donated for reuse.

Re-use opportunities

It is better for the environment to re-use waste material wherever possible, rather than sending it for recycling, energy recovery or disposal, and there are a wide range of opportunities available to help with this. 

Please visit our webpage which will provide more information on the National Re-use Tool

What can I do at home to improve recycling?

We want to encourage our HWRC customers to recycle for Glasgow and help us move towards becoming a carbon neutral City. 

The key to achieving high rates of good quality recyclable material starts at home. Before arrival at any of our HWRCs we ask all customers to kindly separate your items into different waste types, rather than arriving with a mix of all different materials. 

This will help ensure material reaches the proper recycling outlet; otherwise material could become contaminated and fail to be recycled. 

Household Waste and Recycling Centres facilities

On arrival at the HWRCs, our staff are on hand to help and assist members of the public by ensuring material is deposited appropriately and providing advice and guidance when needed. We ask all customers to treat our staff with respect and adhere to any instruction whilst on site.

Our HWRCs provide recycling outlets for a wide range of common recyclable household materials and we will continue to expand the recycling services we offer to our customers. 

Accepted materials include:

  • Electrical items (including lamps, tv screens and monitors)
  • White goods
  • Mattresses
  • Wood (including small furniture)
  • Cardboard
  • Garden waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Rubble
  • Dry mixed recyclables
  • Textiles
  • Cooking oil (Polmadie HWRC only)
  • Engine oil
  • Hazardous household items such solvent based paint, pesticides 
  • Car batteries
  • Portable domestic batteries - Lithium Ion, Lead Acid, Nickel Cadmium, 

HWRC locations & opening hours

All HWRCs are open Monday - Sunday, 08:00 - 18:00 (last entry 17:45):

Dawsholm Recycling Centre
75 Dalsholm Road
G20 0TB

Note - does not accept residential vans or vehicles exceeding 1.8m or weighing more than 3.5 tonnes. 

Easter Queenslie Recycling Centre
90 Easter Queenslie Road  
G33 4UL

Polmadie Recycling Centre
425 Polmadie Road
G42 0PJ

Note - does not accept residential vans or vehicles exceeding 1.8m or weighing more than 3.5 tonnes. 

Shieldhall Recycling Centre
Renfrew Road

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