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Girvan Recycling Centre

Find the address of Girvan Recycling Centre and the materials we accept.

Household waste recycling centre booking system

From the 4th July 2022 domestic residents and commercial business will require to register for an e-permit and make a booking before visiting this site. 

Register for your e-permit or make a booking

Opening times

Closed on a Monday all year. Opening times may be affected during the festive period.


1st Apr until 30th Sep: 10am - 6pm
1st Oct until 31st Mar: 10am - 4pm

Weekends and Bank Holidays

10am - 4pm

Please note last vehicle entry is 15 minutes prior to closing time.


Girvan Recycling Centre
Old Street
Girvan, KA26 9HG
Tel. 0300 123 0900

What can be recycled

  • All Electronic and Electrical Equipment inc. Strip Lights
  • Batteries
  • Books/Tapes/Videos
  • Car Batteries/Engine Oil
  • Cardboard
  • Domestic cooking oil
  • Drinks Cans/Food Tins
  • Gas Cylinders (empty)
  • Glass Bottles/Jars
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Plastics ( We can only recycle plastics that can also be placed in your blue bin. Find out more information on what to do with your plastics). 
  • Scrap metal
  • Soil/rubble
  • Small Textiles (Clothes)/Shoes 
  • Wood waste

Our Recycling Centres can't take paint where the tins or tubs still have liquid paint in them. You would need to contact a specialist waste contractor. We will take tins or tubs where they are completely dried out. If there's any residue you can either fill it with sand, or leave the lid off to dry it out.

Disposing of upholstered furniture

If you want to dispose of upholstered seating, you can bring the following upholstered items to our Girvan household waste recycling centre.

  • armchairs
  • electrical recliner chairs
  • futons, bean bags, sofa cushions and floor cushions
  • home office chairs
  • kitchen and dining room chairs
  • sofa beds
  • sofas
  • stools and foot stools.

This list includes any part made of or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric, or foam. If you are unsure or have any queries check with a member of staff on site.

Once you arrive at Girvan household waste recycling centre, place your items in the specific bin for upholstered seating. Ask our onsite staff if you are not sure where to go.

Many upholstered seating items are coated with a flame retardant containing persistent organic pollutants (or POPs). By keeping upholstered seating separate from other waste items, we can avoid contamination in the recycling process.

If your items are undamaged, in good condition and still have their fire safety labels, consider donating them to your local charity shop instead.

Safety and security

Girvan Household Waste Recycling Centre staff operate Bodyworn CCTV for the purpose of Health and Safety to our staff and also members of the public. The information that may be recorded include Voice recordings, Images and Vehicle Registrations. The information gathered will only be used for the purpose of investigations and information will be held for 30 days in accordance with South Ayrshire Council Data Protection Law.

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