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Friarton recycling centre

Friarton Road, Perth, PH2 8DF

Opening hours

Monday to Friday          9.00 - 19.00 (last entry 18.45 - all vehicles must be off site by 19.00)
Saturday and Sunday   9.00 - 17.00 (last entry 16.45 - all vehicles must be off site by 17.00)

Recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year Day and the 2 January.

Materials accepted

The recycling centre will accept the following materials:

  • Bicycles (unless you are able to donate it directly to The Bike Station Perth)
  • Bras
  • Bulky Goods
  • Cans ( Aluminium, Steel, Aerosols & Aluminium Foil, Sweet & Biscuit Tins)
  • Car Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons and Paper containers with metal ends
  • Cooking Oil
  • Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE - remove and recycle any batteries separately)
  • Engine Oil
  • Fluorescent, LED & Long Life Light Bulbs
  • Fridges & Freezers
  • Garden Waste
  • Glass
  • Household Batteries
  • Large Domestic Appliances
  • Non-Recyclable Waste (General Waste)
  • Paper
  • Rigid Plastic Packaging
  • Rubble
  • Scrap Metal
  • Soil
  • Stone
  • Telephone Directories
  • Textiles (Clothes & Shoes)
  • Timber
  • Car Tyres (maximum two per day, strictly household only)

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.

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 Monday to Sunday. For information on opening days and times, visit our Recycling Centres pages.

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, 

Please note that all Commercial Permit holders disposing of waste and recycling (general, garden, inert or timber) at Friarton, Perth must use the weighbridge at the Depot, not the Recycling Centre.

Commercial traders are permitted to use the weighbridge at Friarton Depot to pay by cash (or enquire about setting up an account with the weighbridge operative) for the disposal of garden, general and inert waste (rubble, soil, stones) daily between the hours of 7:30am - 4pm (check festive opening arrangements for exceptions).

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

Last modified on 31 January 2022

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