Sanquhar Household Waste Recycling Centre

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

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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
  • 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.


Sanquhar HWRC

St Mary's Street



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Opening hours

Monday - 12.15pm to 6pm
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 12.15pm to 6pm
Friday - 12.15pm to 6pm
Saturday - 12.15pm to 6pm
Sunday - 12.15pm to 6pm

Page last updated: 29/07/2022
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