There are five Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Aberdeen.
They take a range of materials for recycling or disposal. So, if you’re clearing out your house, garage or garden, take your unwanted items along to your nearest one. Note that they vary in what they can accept, so it’s best to check the Aberdeen City Council website first.
Don’t be a dumper!
If you’re getting rid of old furniture or electrical items, please remember you need to dispose of them responsibly.
So, don’t dump furniture or electrical items out by the bins or in the communal areas of a shared building, where they will annoy the neighbours and be costly to clear up. Instead, perhaps you could sell them or give them to a charity for reuse?
Alternatively, you can take them along to your nearest Household Waste and Recycling Centre. It’s a free way to dispose of your items.
Get rid of your garden waste
If you’ve been tidying up your garden this autumn, you’ve probably got a lot of leaves, clippings and grass cuttings to get rid of.
If there’s too much to put in your brown bin or your compost bin, if you have one, you can take it to one of the Household Waste and Recycling Centres.
They all accept garden waste for recycling, including flowers, weeds, grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves and tree branches. And if you’re throwing out your real Christmas tree once the festive season is over, remember the centres take those too.
Where to find the Household Waste and Recycling Centres
The Household Waste and Recycling Centres are located in Bridge of Don, Hazlehead, Bucksburn, Dyce and Tullos.
Please check the council website at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/recyclingcentres to find the address of your nearest one and what it takes.
In the winter, the centres are open from 10am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4.45pm on Saturday and Sunday.
They are open every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
And there is always staff on hand if you need help emptying your car or want to know how or where to get rid of any of your items.