Recycling centres

Fife Council operates 11 Recycling Centres to collect and recycle bulky household items such as rubble, electrical equipment and televisions.  Click on the Recycling Centre to find out what you can recycle at each site.


Opening times

Most Recycling Centres are closed 1 or 2 days a week and will close for lunch. Opening times including lunch breaks are on the attached publication and shown below. 

Recycling Centre          Days closed Lunch break Opening times
October to March April to September
Cowdenbeath Monday Thursday 12:45-13:30


9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(last entry)



9:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
(last entry)


Cupar Monday Thursday 12:00-12:45
Dalgety Bay Wednesday     Friday 12:00-12:45
Dunfermline Open 7 days No lunch closure  
Glenrothes Wednesday   12:00-12:45
Kirkcaldy Tuesday   12:45-13:30
Ladybank Open 7 days No lunch closure
Lochgelly Tuesday Friday 12:00-12:45
Methil Thursday   12:00-12:45
Pittenweem Monday Wednesday     12:00-12:45
St Andrews Tuesday Friday 12:45-13:30

Recycling Centres are open on most public holidays except 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.

Use the map at the bottom of this page to locate your nearest recycling centre.


Access Policy

Fife Council operates an Access Policy to control misuse of its Recycling Centres.  Please refer to the access policy at the foot of this page before visiting one of our sites.

Proof of address

We require all users to provide proof of address, if asked.  Fife is bordered by numerous other Local Authorities and this measure is to reduce disposal of waste from other Local Authority areas.  Accepted proof of address includes a valid driving license, recent utility bill, council tax bill etc. Failure to provide proof of address may result in refusal to dispose of waste or recycling.

Commercial type vehicles (vans / trailers)

Any commercial type vehicle will be asked to complete a Household Waste Declaration Form.  This is to identify illegal commercial waste disposal.  Failure to complete the declaration form or provide proof of address will result in refusal to dispose of waste. If you are disposing of commercial waste, you must have a Commercial Waste Card.

Pedestrian access

No pedestrian access will be allowed at any of Fife Council’s Recycling Centres from 1 January 2019. Pedestrians will not be permitted to walk in through the entrance or exit gates. Both light commercial vehicles and heavy goods vehicles use these facilities, as well as a high volume of cars at any given time.

Safe pedestrian access to Recycling Centres is available via booking through with your name, address, and materials being brought. Residents will then be given a day and time to access the Recycling Centre. Access is via the entrance gate, 15 minutes prior to closure for lunch. The gate will only be open if a booking is made. Ladybank and Dunfermline cannot be accessed by pedestrians at any time.


All trailers disposing of household waste must complete a declaration form and provide proof of address prior to disposing of any waste. There is no limit on the number of trailer visits, but data provided will be monitored to prevent waste crime and establish fair use. Please be aware that attendants can refuse or delay entry if it would cause/exacerbate traffic management issues at the time. This includes horseboxes.

Where is my nearest Recycling Centre?

Use the map below to locate your nearest Recycling Centre.


What can you recycle?

The materials available for collection can differ at each Recycling Centre. Most Recycling Centres accept:

Batteries Cans Electrical Equipment
Gas Cylinders Glass Bottles and Jars Green Garden Waste
Metal Paper and Cardboard Plastics
Soil and Rubble Textiles Vehicle Oil
Wood Excess landfill waste  


Before you come

Each site has containers for various types of waste. Before you come, please separate your waste into different types. But don’t worry if you’re not sure. We can give you advice on site about what goes where.

Why separate the materials?

In Fife, we now recycle up to 70% of the materials you bring to our recycling centres but you can help us get even better.  Separating your waste into recyclable and non recyclable waste helps us to recycle even more and reduce the waste we send to landfill.

Taybridgehead area

From Monday 18 March, Tay Bridgehead residents will no longer be able to access the two Dundee City Council Household Waste Recycling Centres. Tay Briedgehead residents can:

  • Visit one of Fifes Household Waste Recycling Centres. Find your nearest on the map below.
  • Take materials to local Recycling Points
  • Arrange a special uplift
  • Donate your waste to charities or passing on items through online swap or selling sites. Find out more.


Kincardine residents

Residents in Kincardine can access the Forthbank Recycling Centre on Bowhouse Road, Alloa.  Residents using this site must carry proof of address to allow them access to the Forthbank site. 

Visit the Clackmannanshire Council website to find the location and what you can recycle at this site (takes you to an external site).




Recycling Helpline (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday)
Tel: 03451 55 00 22 Contact Recycling Helpline (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday) online
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