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Service update

Essential construction works are being carried out at Shieldhall Depot from the 13 February 2023 and this will have an impact on the Recycling Centre for the duration of the works.

To limit the impact of these works on residents the recycling centre will remain open for business as usual.

However, the following waste streams: bulky items, wood, cardboard, general waste, and green (garden) waste, usually disposed of into the loft building will now be required to be deposited into other receptacles provided on site, and the Recycling Attendants will be on hand to guide residents accordingly.

Please note that vehicles over 1.8m high will be unable to access the site and should use the Dawsholm Recycling Centre during this period. For more information please see the 'Can I take a van?' section of our Household Waste Recycling Centre and Weighbridge Facilities webpage.

From Monday 23 January 2023 Easter Queenslie will be closed to all vehicles over 1.8metres except for those disposing of White Goods and Green Waste. For disposal of Bulk items please use the Dawsholm.

Last update: Wednesday 13 September 2023, 11:21

Re-use opportunities

It is better for the environment to re-use waste material wherever possible, rather than sending it for recycling, energy recovery or disposal, and there are a wide range of opportunities available to help with this. 

Please visit our webpage which will provide more information on the National Re-use Tool

What can I do at home to improve recycling?

We want to encourage our HWRC customers to recycle for Glasgow and help us move towards becoming a carbon neutral City. 

The key to achieving high rates of good quality recyclable material starts at home. Before arrival at any of our HWRCs we ask all customers to kindly separate your items into different waste types, rather than arriving with a mix of all different materials. 

This will help ensure material reaches the proper recycling outlet; otherwise material could become contaminated and fail to be recycled. 

Household Waste and Recycling Centres facilities

On arrival at the HWRCs, our staff are on hand to help and assist members of the public by ensuring material is deposited appropriately and providing advice and guidance when needed. We ask all customers to treat our staff with respect and adhere to any instruction whilst on site.

Our HWRCs provide recycling outlets for a wide range of common recyclable household materials and we will continue to expand the recycling services we offer to our customers. 

Accepted materials include:

  • Electrical items (including lamps, tv screens and monitors)
  • White goods
  • Mattresses
  • Wood (including small furniture)
  • Cardboard
  • Garden waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Rubble
  • Dry mixed recyclables
  • Textiles
  • Engine oil (Easter Queenslie only)
  • Hazardous household items such solvent based paint, pesticides 
  • Car batteries
  • Portable domestic batteries - Lithium Ion, Lead Acid, Nickel Cadmium
  • E-Cigarettes ('vapes')

HWRC locations and opening hours

All HWRCs are open Monday - Sunday, 08:00 - 18:00 (last entry 17:45):

Dawsholm Recycling Centre
75 Dalsholm Road
G20 0TB

Easter Queenslie Recycling Centre
90 Easter Queenslie Road  
G33 4UL

Polmadie Recycling Centre
425 Polmadie Road
G42 0PJ

Note - does not accept residential vans or vehicles exceeding 1.8m or weighing more than 3.5 tonnes. 

Shieldhall Recycling Centre
Renfrew Road

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