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Ayr Recycling Centre

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

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.


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

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.

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 contact Barr Environmental on 01292 886616 prior to using the site.

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
  • Drinks Cans/Food Tins
  • Garden waste
  • Gas Cylinders (empty)
  • General Waste
  • Glass Bottles/Jars
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Scrap metal
  • Textiles/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.

Proof of residency

Ayr Recycling Centre is for South Ayrshire residents only. When you visit the site, you must bring proof of where you live. For example, your driving licence, council tax or utility bill.

Safety and security

South Ayrshire Council HWRC at Heathfield Ayr, operated by Barr Environmental, 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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