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COVID 19 Household Waste & Recycling Centres (HWRCs) - 23 June 2020

Update from Glasgow City Council

Our household waste and recycling centres are now open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (last entry 3.45pm).

Our centres at Dawsholm, Shieldhall, Polmadie and Easter Queenslie continue to be very busy as the lockdown restrictions are eased and we are urging residents to consider whether visiting is urgent or essential.

Anyone in self isolation or with Covid-19 symptoms must not visit our HWRCs under any circumstances.

From Monday 22nd June we will accept the following waste types:

Bags of household waste

Garden waste


Wood (including small furniture)


White Goods

Electrical Items (including lamps, tv screens and monitors).

Staff will not be able to provide physical assistance to householders to unload material.

Please continue to use your blue recycling bin, brown bin for food/garden waste and utilise the network of public collection points across the city for dry mixed recycling (paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, food and drink cans) and glass recycling (glass bottles and jars).

Due to the current situation, in order to reduce queuing times and to protect you and our staff there are rules in place that you must follow when visiting one of our centres:

Vehicle restrictions are in place - no vans, trailers, traders or cars over 1.8 metres will be accepted. No waste will be accepted by pedestrians.

Only a limited number of vehicles will be allowed to access our sites at any one time.  This is due to the continued need for physical distancing between individuals to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Access to our site is strictly controlled on a one-out, one-in basis.  Delays in accessing the waste centres should therefore be expected. 

Cones and signage are in place help guide drivers safely into the each site. To protect yourself and staff, please keep your car windows closed when the check on Glasgow residence is made and follow the direction of staff on hand to manage traffic. Signs that give an indication of waiting times are in place as there will most likely be delays before entering a centre.

Physical distancing rules must be adhered to at all times to ensure the safety of you and our staff. We urge people to travel alone to our centres wherever possible. However, if you require to move a larger item then you can bring another person from your own household to assist you.

Householders will be asked to provide proof of address by presenting a Council Tax Bill, drivers licence or utility bill - this is to ensure that our sites are only used by Glasgow residents.

Please remember to wash your hands before and after visiting one of our centres

Please remain patient and be respectful of our staff at all times. We understand the restrictions in place may cause frustration, but they are intended to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and save lives.


We thank the public for their continued patience and support at this time.

Please see our frequently asked questions for more information.

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