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Ayr Recycling Centre

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

Who can use the recycling centre

The Recycling Centre at Heathfield is available for use by householders and businesses.

Household waste may be disposed of free of charge, but there is a charge for disposing of commercial and business waste. The household waste area of the recycling centre is normally only for use by cars and small vans (up to transit size) but as indicated this area is for the free disposal of household waste only.  From the 4th July 2022 domestic customers will require to make a bookings before visiting the site, book a slot.

Business waste, or commercial waste must be deposited at the lower level of the Recycling Centre, where it will be weighed and a charge will be levied. Larger vans and vehicles can use this lower level area. Please email or call 01292 616436 prior to using the site.

Opening times

 Ayr Recycling Centre is open 7 days a week, all year round except: 

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day
  • 2 January

Weekdays: 8am - 6pm
Weekends: 9am - 4pm

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


Monday to Friday 7am - 5pm

Saturday 7am - 1pm

Closed Sunday

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


Ayr Recycling Centre
Old Farm Road
Ayr KA8 9ST
Tel. 0300 123 0900

What can be recycled?

You can recycle the following:

  • All Electronic and Electrical Equipment inc. Strip Lights
  • Batteries
  • Books/Tapes/Videos
  • Car Batteries/Engine Oil
  • Cardboard
  • Domestic cooking oil
  • Drinks Cans/Food Tins
  • Garden waste
  • Gas Cylinders (empty)
  • General Waste
  • 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
  • Small Textiles (Clothes)/Shoes 
  • Wood waste
  • Soil/Rubble

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 Ayr 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 Ayr 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

South Ayrshire Council HWRC at Heathfield Ayr  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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