Community Recycling Centres
West Lothian has five Community Recycling Centres, open 7 days a week, from 10am - 6pm (last entry 5.45pm).
Blackburn Community Recycling Centre, East Main Street, EH47 7QU
Broxburn Community Recycling Centre, Greendykes Industrial Estate, EH52 6PG
Linlithgow Community Recycling Centre, Braehead Road, EH49 6HF
Oakbank (Livingston) Community Recycling Centre, Oakbank (A71, Livingston), EH53 0TP
Whitburn Community Recycling Centre, Burnhouse Industrial Estate, EH47 0LQ
The Community Recycling Centres (CRC's) are provided for household waste that has been produced from domestic properties in West Lothian.
Please familiarise yourself with the following information, Site Rules and FAQ's before visiting so you know what to expect:
Do not visit a CRC if you have symptoms of or have tested positive for covid-19
Staff cannot provide any physical assistance
Abuse towards our staff will not be not tolerated
Please be patient, we may need to close for servicing
Households using a van, pickup, flatbed or trailer to transport waste from their own household can now access Community Recycling Centres by booking a slot through the Community Recycling Centre Van and Trailer Bookings page. Householders transporting their own waste inside a car do not need to book.
What materials can I currently take to a Community Recycling Centre?
Car batteries (from householders only), household portable batteries, rechargeable batteries (lithium ion), button/coin batteries.
All pedal bikes.
Any unwanted books.
Textiles and Clothing
Clothes, paired Shoes, household textiles (sheets, towels, blankets, curtains), handbags and belts.
Small Electrical Appliances
Hairdryers, irons, vacuum cleaners, kettles, tools (drills, electric saws etc), telephone equipment, games and computer consoles, disposable vapes.
|Electronic Screens||TV's, monitors, laptops, computer screens.|
|Fridges & Freezers|
Domestic cooling appliances e.g. fridges, freezers, mini fridge, drinks fridges, household chest freezers.
Note that fridge/freezers originating from commercial premises are not accepted.
|Large Electrical Appliances|
Cookers, microwaves, washing machines and tumble driers, dishwashers.
Fluorescent/energy saving tubes and bulbs
Take care not to break tubes. If the tube is broken please double-bag it.
Flowers and plants, garden weeds, grass cuttings, hedge clippings, leaves and bark, small branches and twigs, cut flowers, leaves.
No soil - please place loose soil in separate soil skips provided.
Gas bottles (empty)
Please take to storage cage and ask for assistance.
Note that Acetylene and CO2 gas bottles are not accepted.
Glass bottles and jars
Separate glass banks for clear, green and brown glass.
Mineral engine oil
Only used mineral engine oil.
Bagged Non-Recyclable Waste
Materials that cannot be recycled using either kerbside recycling service, bring sites or other skips at recycling centres (Examples such as: nappies and sanitary towels, used napkins, greasy/food contaminated cardboard pizza boxes, polystyrene, crisp packets, bubble wrap, plastic film, tooth paste tubes.
|Bulky Non-Recyclable Waste||Sofa's, carpets, mattresses.|
Clean and dry cardboard e.g. corrugated cardboard boxes, delivery boxes.
Rubble and bricks
Bricks, stone and slabs (no ceramics or tiles).
Boilers, radiators, metal baths, metal sinks, metal frames, metal furniture.
Loose soil - no plants, bricks or rubble mixed with the soil.
Chipboard and hardboard, laminates, fencing, decking, plywood, MDF, window frames (glass removed), solid wood doors, pallets, solid wood furniture, flat pack furniture, solid untreated wood and timber.
We can't accept the following items on site:
- Asbestos and materials containing asbestos
- Explosives - e.g. flares, fireworks, shotgun cartridges, airbags
- Heavy metals - e.g. mercury, thermometers and barometers
- Waste from commercial premises
- Cooking oil
- Acetylene and CO2 gas bottles
If you have any of the above, please contact a licenced specialist waste management company for safe disposal.