Temporary closure of Western Road recycling depot

On Sunday 8 April at 5.50pm, the Western Road recycling depot in Kilmarnock will close for seven weeks.

This temporary closure is necessary to ensure public safety while we progress with essential works required for the upgrade and improvement of our recycling facilities. The improvement programme will provide easier access to the site for users, a new entrance gate will improve the flow of traffic around the site and there will be better facilities for employees.

Waste and recycle collections will continue as normal during this period.

Western Road recycling depot, Kilmarnock – extended opening hours up to and including Sunday 8 April

  • Monday and Thursday – 8.00am to 7.50pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 8.00am to 5.50pm
  • Saturday and Sunday – 8.00am to 5.50pm, including the Easter public holidays

The depot will close on Sunday 8 April 2018 at 6pm

Alternative facilities

Southhook Waste Transfer Centre, Southhook Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2NN

Open Sundays, with effect from Sunday 15 April from 8am – 6pm

This site will accept general waste (green bin waste), wood and garden waste.
Vans and trailers can access the site by using the normal appointment system.

East Ayrshire Council operatives will be on hand to assist and guide the public round the Southhook site.

Garlaff, Skares near Cumnock, KA18 2RB

Extended opening hours are 8am – 6pm, seven days

Households in the KA1, KA2, KA3 and KA4 postcode areas (Stewarton Valley, Irvine Valley and Kilmarnock) can also leave an additional three residual waste bags on their normal green bin waste collection day, during the closure period.

The Waste Management Services helpline – 01563 554033 will be operational seven days a week, during office hours throughout this time.

Thank you for your patience and helping to keep our communities clean, green and vibrant.