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Recycling centres and local recycling points

We have two recycling centres in East Ayrshire:

  • Western Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1LL
  • Skares Road, Garlaff, near Cumnock, KA18 2RB

Both centres contain recycling containers for a wide variety of materials. Each container/bay is clearly labelled. To make the sorting process easy it is important that only the correct recyclates go into each container.

If you are unsure which container to use check with the site attendants. They will be happy to help you.

You can deposit all household material free of charge.

You may use the general waste skips on sites to deposit your excess general waste. However, no commercial waste is accepted at either recycling centre.

Bookings for commercial type vehicles

If you drive a commercial type vehicle (i.e. liveried cars, vans, pickups or vehicles with trailers) you must  book an appointment to access the recycling centres | . This includes if you are a resident who is hiring a vehicle. 

Make a booking on our recycling appointment website |

Find out more about bookings for commercial type vehicles |

Opening times

Recycling centres are open at the following times:

Western Road opening hours

Summer months
(April - end October)
Winter months
(November - end March)
Weekdays except Monday & Thursday:
8.00am - 3.50pm
Monday to Friday:
8.00am - 3.50pm
Monday & Thursday: 8.00am - 6.50pm Saturday: 8.00am - 12.50pm
Saturday: 8.00am - 3.50pm Sunday: 10.00am - 3.50pm
Sunday:   8.00am - 3.50pm  

Garlaff opening hours

Summer months
(April - end October)
Winter months
November - end March)
Monday to Thursday:
8.00am - 4.30pm
Monday to Thursday:
8.00am - 4.30pm
Friday: 8.00am - 4.00pm Friday: 8.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am - 3.50pm Saturday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday:   8.00am - 3.50pm Sunday: 9.00am - 6.00pm

Local Recycling Points

The recycling centres are complemented by a network of local recycling points throughout East Ayrshire.


Page last updated on9 June 2014
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