Recycling centres and local recycling points

Proof of residency requirement

Managing waste in recycling centres is a significant cost to us, being funded by East Ayrshire council tax payers.

From September 2018 all visitors to our recycling centres will be asked to provide proof of their East Ayrshire residency. This will ensure that only waste from East Ayrshire households is being deposited on site. Proof of residency can be a driving licence or utility bill.

Recycling centre locations

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 as 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. any van or pickups, liveried cars, 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 - this link will redirect you to our booking system. You will be asked for your contact details, address and vehicle registration number. This information is required to process your booking and for verification purposes. The information will be held securely by the Council in accordance with Data Protection legislation. For further information on our legal basis for processing information and your rights in terms of Data Protection legislation, please see our Privacy Statement.

Opening times - Western Road, Kilmarnock

Summer months (April - end October)Winter months (November - end March)
Monday and Thursday:
8.00am - 6.50pm
Monday to Friday:
8.00am - 3.50pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday:
8.00am - 3.50pm
Saturday:
8.00am - 12.50pm

Saturday and Sunday:
8.00am - 3.50pm  

Sunday:
10.00am - 3.50pm

Opening times - Garlaff, near Cumnock

All year opening hours:

Monday to Friday:
8.00am - 4.30pm

Saturday and Sunday:
8.00am - 3.50pm

Local recycling points

Recycling points at local supermarkets can be accessed at any time.

The recycling centres are complemented by the network of local supermarket based recycling points, throughout East Ayrshire.  All sites are managed and serviced by East Ayrshire Council with the exception of the Tesco site at West Shaw Street in Kilmarnock. 

Contact information: Recycling Centres/Points
Name (click on link for full details) Town
Asda Car Park Recycling Point Kilmarnock

books

cans

glass

paper

textiles

plastics & cartons

cardboard
Asda Recycling Point Cumnock

books

cans

glass

paper

textiles

plastics & cartons

cardboard
Garlaff Recycling Centre * Cumnock

paint

mobiles

books

cans

glass

paper

textiles

plastics & cartons


cardboard

batteries

soil & rubble

cooking & engine oil

scrap metal

timber

electronic & electric

garden waste
Sainsbury Recycling Point Stewarton

cans

glass

paper

textiles

plastics & cartons

cardboard
Tesco Glasgow Road Kilmarnock

cans

glass

paper

textiles

plastics & cartons

cardboard
Tesco Recycling Point Galston

cans

glass

textiles

plastics & cartons
Tesco Recycling Point Auchinleck

cans

glass

paper

textiles

plastics & cartons

cardboard
Tesco West Shaw Street Kilmarnock

cans

glass

paper

textiles

plastics & cartons

cardboard
Western Road Recycling Centre * Kilmarnock

paint

mobiles

books

cans

glass

paper

textiles

plastics & cartons


cardboard

batteries

soil & rubble

cooking & engine oil

scrap metal

timber

electronic & electric

garden waste

 

Contact Information

Waste Management Services
Western Road Depot
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 1LL
Telephone: 01563 554033