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In order to protect our customers and staff, we now require that any visitors to our Household Waste Recycling Centres wear a face covering at all times whilst on site.

Our HWRCs are open for essential use only and we strongly encourage all residents to make full use of their household recycling services wherever possible to avoid unnecessary travel during the pandemic

Household Waste and Recycling Centres

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.

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres are open 7 days a week, 8-6pm (last entry 5.45pm).

From Monday 8th March, vans used by residents will be accepted at Shieldhall and Easter Queenslie only between 8-6pm (5.45 pm last entry).

Please do not use a van to visit any of our other centres (Dawsholm or Polmadie) as you will be refused entry. 

The total weight of the van must be less than 3.5 tonnes. 

All vans are required to report to the weighbridge at Shieldhall and Easter Queenslie and not the main HWRC entry point. Staff on site will then provide direction to the tipping location. 

Our centres now provide a full waste disposal service, accepting the following waste types:

  • Bags of household waste
  • 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
  • Cooking oil (Polmadie only)
  • Engine oil
  • Hazardous household items such solvent based paint, pesticides etc
  • Car batteries
  • Portable domestic batteries - Lithium Ion, Lead Acid, Nickel Cadmium, etc

Please note that our staff will not be able to provide physical assistance to householders to unload material.

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:

  • Separate your items into different waste types before travelling to a centre. This will reduce unloading time at the waste centres.
  • No commercial waste will be accepted - all waste is subject to a visual inspection by on-site staff and you may be asked to provide proof of where the waste came from. Any waste that is suspected to be commercial will not be accepted.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • From Monday 15th March, we will allow pedestrians and cyclists access to our HWRCs.

Please see our frequently asked questions for more information.

Locations of HWRC

Dawsholm Recycling Centre
75 Dalsholm Road
G20 0TB

Easter Queenslie Recycling Centre
90 Easter Queenslie Road  
G33 4UL

Due to urgent maintenance work, the council's waste transfer station at 90 Easter Queenslie Road, G33 4UL, will be unavailable until further notice. Any customers who normally deliver materials directly into the waste transfer station will require to make alternative arrangements.  

Please note this does not affect users of the Household Waste Recycling Centre which will remain open to members of the public wishing to deposit recyclable materials.

Polmadie Recycling Centre
425 Polmadie Road
G42 0PJ

Please Note:  Unfortunately there is no access to vehicles above 1.8m at Polmadie Recycling Centre. Please use one of the other HWRC's for access with vehicles above this height.

Shieldhall Recycling Centre
Renfrew Road

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