Recycling centre access for residents using commercial type vehicles

Our household waste recycling centres are provided to enable residents to dispose of their household waste and recycling. 

No commercial waste (landfill waste) is accepted at either recycling centre, with commercial recyclate accepted at Recycling Centres subject to a commercial recycling permit being issued.

As the cost of waste disposal increases year on year, we have identified that some commercial traders are trying to access our recycling centres to dispose of their waste for free, with the vast majority of trade waste being delivered to recycling centres in commercial type vehicles such as vans (liveried and non liveried), pickups or vehicles with trailers attached, as such we have introduced a booking system for these vehicle types:

Booking system for commercial type vehicles  

From 25 September 2018, Western Road recycling centre will be closed weekdays for essential depot improvement works to take place. Extended Saturday/Sunday weekend opening hours will be in operation from 8am to 5.50pm. Garlaff recycling centre will operate as normal  

In addition to making a booking, all residents will be required to evidence their personal identification to the site attendant when they enter the sites, for example, have available for viewing their driving licence, a recent utility bill or their council tax bill. 

Each visitor will also be asked to sign a household waste declaration form  - obtained as part of the booking process.

Should you require assistance in booking an appointment, please call 01563 554033 (weekdays) or 0345 724 0000 (weekend).  

Time allocation and inspection

As commercial type vehicles generally require longer time on site to deposit materials due to their size and load, access for these vehicle types will be restricted to 3 vehicles per 20 minute period.   This ensures congestion on site is minimised during peak visiting times, thereby improving health and safety considerations for all site users. 

All wastes brought to the recycling centres remain subject to a visual inspection by site attendants.  If waste is deemed to be commercial in nature access will be refused.  In all cases, we reserve the right to undertake investigations regarding the provenance of any waste presented and to restrict access to its sites if false or inaccurate information is provided to our staff or via the online booking system.

Data protection

All personal data will be processed in line with Data Protection Principles and when no longer needed will be destroyed in line with East Ayrshire Council's Deletion and Disposal Guidance.

Questions and answers

Further information and examples of questions and answers can be found in our recycling centres' access arrangements leaflet .

Fly Tipping

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of any waste onto land.  Fly tipping is illegal.  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 in the fly tipping section of this website and also via the dump dumpers website. 

Contact Information

Waste Management Services
Western Road Depot
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554033
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