Our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are currently open in line with Government guidance. To allow a full recycling service to be provided whilst ensuring social distancing can be safely managed on the sites a booking system is in operation for all twelve HWRCs.
Subject to availability, you can book a timeslot at Lochar Moss, Annan, Castle Douglas and Stranraer up to 7 days in advance. Sites located at Beattock, Dalbeattie, Lincluden, Lockerbie, Newton Stewart, Sanquhar, Thornhill and Whithorn can be booked up to 9 days in advance.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we regret to advise that staff will not be able to assist you in unloading your vehicle. Further information can be found in our FAQs .
By booking and turning up as close to your allotted 10 minute timeslot as possible queuing traffic impacting on the public road network will be minimised. See below for links for booking a slot at individual sites.
Please note that once you have a made a booking you will need to click the 'Manage Booking' link in your confirmation email if you wish to cancel or amend this booking.
Most vehicle types (e.g. cars, vans, 4 x 4s, pickups) are permitted on site. However, sites are unsuitable for the use of larger plant vehicles and tractors to dispose of household waste. You are also welcome to attend your chosen site by public transport, bicycle or on foot.
- Cars with single or twin-axle trailers
- Vans with single axle trailers
- Loose waste e.g. rubble, soil in trailer must be bagged
Free Recycling Boxes
Free plastic recycling boxes can be collected when visiting any of our Recycling Centres up until 30 June 2021. These can be used to store glass bottles and jars to take to a Recycling Point.
You need to make a booking to visit a centre, so please take any unwanted waste or recycling with you and do not go just to collect boxes.
- Each household can collect up to 3 boxes.
- Sites have limited storage, so boxes may not always be available.
- Controlled access to the site and social distancing measures are in place for the safety of staff and visitors.
Household waste recycling centres are located at:
- Castle Douglas
- Lincluden (Dumfries)
- Lochar Moss (Dumfries)
- Newton Stewart
Find your nearest recycling site
Use our address search if you aren't sure which recycling centres are near you.
There are also many recycling points across the region where you can take some household waste for recycling. The recycling points can be found in places such as supermarkets or village halls and might be a useful alternative to recycling centres.
You are encouraged to, as far as possible, have your recycling organised in boxes and bags to help ensure your time on site is within the 10 minute slot.
In order to provide flexibility whilst managing social distancing on site and avoid long queues please don't arrive more than 10 minutes ahead of you time slot or 10 minutes after the end of your time slot. Our staff will do all they can to ensure you can recycle your waste. Whenever you arrive there may be a short queue, we appreciate your patience.