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 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

Find out more about bookings for commercial type vehicles

Opening times

Western road opening hours

Summer months
(April - end October)
Winter months
(November - end March)
Tuesday, Wedensday, Friday: 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: 8.00am - 3.50pm
Sunday:   8.00am - 3.50pm Sunday: 8.00am - 3.50pm

Local recycling points

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
recycle booksrecycle cansrecycle glassrecycle paperrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartonsrecycle cardboard
Asda Recycling Point Cumnock
recycle booksrecycle cansrecycle glassrecycle paperrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartonsrecycle cardboard
Garlaff Recycling Centre * Cumnock
recycle booksrecycle cansrecycle glassrecycle paperrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartonsrecycle cardboard
recycle household and car batteriesrecycle electrics and electronicsrecycle soil and rubblerecycle household and motor oilrecycle scrap metalrecycle timberrecycle green garden waste
Morrisons Kilmarnock
recycle booksrecycle cansrecycle glassrecycle paperrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartonsrecycle cardboard
Sainsbury Recycling Point Stewarton
recycle cansrecycle glassrecycle paperrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartonsrecycle cardboard
Tesco Glasgow Road Kilmarnock
recycle cansrecycle glassrecycle paperrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartonsrecycle cardboard
Tesco Recycling Point Auchinleck
recycle cansrecycle glassrecycle paperrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartonsrecycle cardboard
Tesco Recycling Point Galston
recycle cansrecycle glassrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartons
Tesco West Shaw Street Kilmarnock
recycle cansrecycle glassrecycle paperrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartonsrecycle cardboard
Western Road Recycling Centre * Kilmarnock
recycle booksrecycle cansrecycle glassrecycle paperrecycle textilesrecycle mixed plastics/cartonsrecycle cardboard
recycle household and car batteriesrecycle electrics and electronicsrecycle soil and rubblerecycle household and motor oilrecycle scrap metalrecycle timberrecycle green garden waste
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