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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.

Re-use Event - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Event 23/24 October 2021

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is one of the fastest growing waste streams and the Council's Shieldhall Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) will host an electrical appliance re-use weekend on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October.

The Council's WEEE partner, Valpak, will be on site to collect household electrical goods, which are brought in by Glasgow City Council residents and appear to be in good condition.  Thereafter, any suitable WEEE items will be taken to an authorised testing facility where they will be refurbished and tested before being put back into use.

The electrical items will be distributed to the Glasgow based charity Starter Packs, who provide support to residents in need of household goods. Further information on Starter Packs is available on their website.

Valpak will also make available a QR code, which if scanned whilst residents are on site, £1 will be donated by VALPAK to Starter Packs for every item collected for re-use.

Residents can bring any household electrical goods to the Council's four HWRC all year round, where they are collected for recycling by Valpak's sub-contractors.  This event is seeking to collect goods that are able to be re-used, providing an opportunity to extend the life of electrical appliances, whilst also bringing benefit to Glasgow residents in need of these items.

Any WEEE will be accepted, including:

  • Large WEEE  e.g. washing machines, electrical cookers
  • Small mixed WEEE e.g. kettles, toasters, microwaves, hairdryers
  • Monitors, screens, televisions

Alternative arrangements will be made to re-distribute any WEEE that is not suitable for use by Starter Packs.

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, 

Please note that Dawsholm Recycling Centre is currently not accepting bulk, general waste or garden waste. 

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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