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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.

Do not visit a CRC if you or anyone you live with has symptoms of covid-19, have tested positive for it or have been asked to self-isolate following close contact with someone who has tested positive.

When you arrive you will see some changes to how the centres normally look - please familiarise yourself with the following information and FAQ's before visiting so you know what to expect.

The way the sites work has changed to protect residents & staff: 

  • Stay in your vehicle until allocated a parking bay

  • Each bay gives access to one bagged waste and one bulky waste skip

  • There are also areas to dispose of electrical equipment, garden waste, wood & laminates and scrap metal.

  • Maintain 2m distancing from staff and any other site users

  • Do not leave your parking bay, the rest of the site is currently closed

  • 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

  • No gas bottles, tyres, liquids or asbestos can be accepted at this time.

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?

On site you will have access to two skips, one for bulky items and one for bagged waste, which includes any normal landfill waste from your household bin that you would usually put in your grey bin.

You will also have access to dispose of some electrical equipment, including:

  • Large Domestic Appliances e.g. washing machines, cookers, tumble driers
  • Small Domestic Appliances e.g. hoovers, hairdryers, games consoles, kettles and toasters
  • Televisions, monitors and laptops
  • Fridges and freezers

Separate skips/designated areas are also available on site for garden waste, wood & laminate, scrap metal, gas cylinders, engine oil, cardboard, glass and textiles.

Top Tip: Did you know recycled electricals can be turned into life saving equipment? To find out why it's so important to recycle your electricals and for more information on ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your electricals visit the Recycle Your Electricals website.

Information on finding your local Community Recycling Centre and the items that you can recycle.
Community Recycling Centre Site Rules/Terms & Conditions as of August 2020.
If you wish to visit a Community Recycling Centre in a van or trailer you need to book a slot before you visit. Find out more information about this service here.
Make a booking for your van or trailer at one of our five community recycling centres.
Some useful questions to help you find more information about our Community Recycling Centres (CRCs).
Information for residents wishing to obtain an exemption permit for West Lothian Community Recycling Centres.
Use this form to contact us about any enquiries you may have regarding our Community Recycling Centres.

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