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Castle Douglas Household Waste Recycling Centre

You can take household waste to the recycling centre near Castle Douglas which is operated by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Commercial waste isn't accepted at this centre.


To allow a full recycling service to be provided whilst ensuring social distancing can be safely managed on the sites a booking system will be now in operation. By booking and turning up as close to your allotted time as possible queuing traffic impacting on the public road network will be minimised. Subject to availability, a timeslot can be booked up to 7 days in advance.

Book a Slot

What we'll accept

  • Cardboard and books
  • Paper
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Electrical appliances
  • Televisions and monitors
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs
  • Green waste
  • Soil and rubble
  • Wood
  • Textiles, clothing and shoes
  • Metal cans, tins and clean aluminium foil
  • Scrap metal
  • Plastic Bottles, Pots, Tubs and Trays
  • Car batteries
  • Waste engine oil (10 litres per visit)
  • Gas bottles - these should be returned to your supplier
  • Non-recyclable waste

Tips for when you arrive

  • Always follow the safety guidelines advertised on site
  • Have your waste and recycling organised in boxes and/or bags
  • Try to arrive as close to your time slot as possible

Commercial waste

Please note that the council household waste recycling centres are not licenced to accept commercial or trade waste. By using this service you are confirming that the waste you are bringing is from a household or non-commercial source. The definition of commercial includes anyone receiving payment for disposal of another property's household waste.

Alternative options

You can also  use our address search  to find household waste recycling points, there are lots of these across the region and they might be a useful alternative.

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Enquiries and feedback

Email or call 030 33 33 3000.


Castle Douglas HWRC

Abercromby Road Industrial Estate

Abercromby Road

Castle Douglas


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Opening hours

Monday - 9am to 6pm
Tuesday - 9am to 6pm
Wednesday - 9am to 6pm
Thursday - 9am to 6pm
Friday - 9am to 6pm
Saturday - 9am to 6pm
Sunday - 9am to 6pm

Page last updated: 30/07/2021
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