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Auchterarder recycling centre

The Public Park, Western Road, PH3 1JH

Opening hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays9.00 - 19.00 (last entry 18.45 - all vehicles must be off site by 19.00)
Saturday and Sunday10.00 - 17.00 (last entry 16.45 - all vehicles must be off site by 17.00)

Materials accepted

The recycling centre will accept the following materials:

  • Batteries (household) and battery-operated, single-use disposable vapes
  • Bras
  • Bicycles
  • Books (in reusable condition, those that cannot be reused can be recycled with paper)
  • Bulky goods
  • Car Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Cooking Oil
  • Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE - remove and recycle any batteries separately)
  • Engine Oil
  • Fluorescent & Long Life Light Bulbs
  • Fridges & Freezers
  • Garden Waste
  • Glass
  • Non-recyclable waste (Large bulky items)
  • Non-recyclable waste (Bagged and small waste)
  • Paper
  • Rigid Plastic Packaging
  • Rubble, Stone and Soil
  • Scrap Metal
  • Telephone Directories
  • Textiles (Clothes & Shoes)
  • Timber
  • Car Tyres (maximum two per day)
  • Bulky/ Black Bag Waste

Fire Extinguishers and LPG Gas Bottles should be returned to the supplier and are usually refillable. A range of companies are happy to receive them for reuse for free.

Please note that battery-operated, single use disposable vapes, (such as Elf Bars) cannot be recycled as Small-WEEE.  The disposable vapes must only be recycled at PKC Recycling Centres, dropped off at the household batteries collection point at the Recycling Centre.  

Will free compost be made available?

Yes, subject to availability.  A maximum of 2 x 25 kg bags per day.

Commercial traders and commercial type vehicles (including trailers over 6ft in length)

All commercial traders and commercial type vehicles wishing to use any of Perth and Kinross Council's Recycling Centres must apply for the appropriate Recycling Permit. Information on the types of Permits offered, and how to apply can be found the Recycling Centre Permits page.

Please note that permit holders accessing Recycling Centres with a vehicle and/or trailer of a length that is liable to cause delay or disruption to the operation of the site will be asked to wait until such time as the site can accommodate them. This may be the case particularly during the busy periods of 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm.

Businesses with a Commercial Permit will be able to use this Recycling Centre, free-of-charge, to dispose of paper, cardboard, metal packaging (cans, tins, aerosol cans), rigid plastic packaging, and glass bottles and jars,

For further information on what additional chargeable commercial waste/recycling materials can be taken to the Recycling Centres at Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Bankfoot, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross and Pitlochry, please contact the Council's Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476.

The Council also offers a range of Commercial Waste and Recycling Services.

Last modified on 25 January 2024

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