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Our commercial recycling permits help East Ayrshire businesses to increase their recycling opportunities by providing access to the household waste recycling centres. 

Online booking system

Holders of commercial permits can access the recycling centres by calling 01563 554033 (weekdays) or 0345 724 0000 (weekend).

Due to health and safety considerations associated with vans, pick ups and trailers the booking system has been introduced to the ensure safety and welfare of all site users and staff is maximised.

Types of permit

Two types of permit are available.

Standard permit

The standard permit enables registered businesses to deposit:

  • glass bottles and jars
  • paper and/or cardboard
  • aluminium and steel cans
  • mixed plastics containers and scrap metals
  • textiles
  • cooking oils
  • automotive batteries

Construction and garden waste permit

The construction and garden waste permit enables businesses to deposit all standard permit items and also:

  • garden waste
  • timber (including mixed wood)
  • soil and rubble 


An annual charge will be set for the permits, which will take into account any variations in operational and processing costs incurred by us when dealing with deposited materials. The charge is applied on a pro rata basis to applications received throughout the year.

For the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 annual charges are:

  • Standard permit:  £162.45
  • Construction and garden waste permit:  £1,254.62

Vehicles and trailers

Permits are available to vehicles up to and including a gross weight of 3.5 tonnes only.
Trailers are permitted with a maximum load bed of three metres. Please note that a permit requires to be separately purchased for a trailer.

Terms and conditions  

Full terms and conditions associated with commercial recycling permits are contained within the permit application form.

Key points to note

  • No commercial waste ie landfill waste will be accepted at either Recycling Centre.
  • No commercial vehicles will be granted access to Western Road, Kilmarnock on a Saturday or Sunday
  • No commercial permit = No access


Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of any waste onto land.

Anyone caught fly-tipping can be issued with a fixed penalty and/or be subject to prosecution. In Scotland the main legislation can be found within the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sections 33, 34 and 59.

More information can be found on our Fly-tipping page.

Contact Information

Cleaner Communities
Western Road Depot
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554400