Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Our recycling centres are closed for the time being due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Having been open for essential trips, it has become clear that these centres are not being used on that basis and, accordingly, a decision has been made to cease provision of this service with effect from close of business on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), see www.falkirk.gov.uk/covid19

If you are a Small Trader who is based at a residential property or runs your business from a vehicle, you can use our recycling centres by purchasing a Small Traders Tipping Permit.

There are 2 types of Small Traders Tipping Permit:

The maximum vehicle size permitted at each site is gross 3.5 tonnes.

To use either permit, you need to produce a Waste Carriers License, which can be obtained from the SEPA website, or by calling them direct on 03000 99 66 99.

Where to buy permits

Temporarily suspended until recycling centres reopen.

What materials are accepted under each permit?

Recycling Permit

  • Food and drinks cans
  • Plastic bottles and trays
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Fridges and freezers
  • White goods, such as washing machines
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Books
  • Textiles, including shoes
  • Light bulbs
  • Tyres
  • Bicycles
  • Garden waste
  • Soil
  • Mineral oil
  • Scrap metal
  • Wood
  • Batteries
  • Rubble
  • Plasterboard

Non-recycling permit

  • Mattresses
  • Upholstered furniture and divan bed bases
  • Carpets
  • Large domestic plastics, such as garden furniture
  • Non-recyclable commercial waste