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Recycling centres and points
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Household Waste Recycling Centres

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are for North Ayrshire’s residents to dispose of household waste.

Arrangements in place during Covid-19 restrictions

Please do not go to any of our sites if you, or anyone in your household, has symptoms of Covid-19, or is 'shielding' because of an underlying health condition.

There are changes in place as to how our recycling centres operate. This is to ensure we can manage demand, resources, physical distancing measures and keep customers and staff safe.

Please only take your waste to your nearest reopened Household Waste Recycling Centre where there is no other safe option. Our kerbside waste collection service is running as normal.

You must bring proof of North Ayrshire residency with you, otherwise we will be unable to allow you to enter the site.

This can be one of the following:

  • a driving licence
  • a Council Tax bill
  • a utility bill

These identification documents must be displayed and clearly visible on the car dashboard.

Please refer to the relevant section below to find out the arrangements in place for your nearest HWRC.

Please note:

  • If queuing outside the sites, please stay in your vehicle and switch off your engine to protect public health and the environment. 
  • Don't bring items that are too big or heavy to handle yourself, our site attendants won't be able to help you unload your car and dispose of your waste
  • No pedestrian access is allowed to HWRC sites

Our Tip Permit Scheme is available to householders allowing up to 12 visits to our HWRCs within 12 months.

Before your visit check what can be recycled at each site.

Opening Times

Bartonholm (Irvine)

Sandy Road, Irvine, KA12 8SN

Opening hours
  • Daily: 10am-4:30pm (last entry 4pm)

Please familiarise yourself with the revised site map (PDF, 147kb) ahead of your visit.  


Paddockholm Road, Kilbirnie, KA25 7JW

Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10am-4:30pm (last entry 4pm)

Please familiarise yourself with the revised site map (PDF, 164kb) ahead of your visit.  


Haylie Brae, Largs, KA24 5LE

Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10am-4:30pm (last entry 4pm)

Please familiarise yourself with the revised site map (PDF, 130kb) ahead of your visit.  


Market Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AU

Opening hours 
  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 3pm (last entry 2:45pm)
  • Saturday: 9am to 12noon (last entry 11:45am)
  • Sunday: closed

Please familiarise yourself with the revised site map (PDF, 53kb) ahead of your visit. 

Mixed recycling bank locations

Smaller recycling points are available for paper, cardboard, plastic containers, glass bottles and jars and food and drink cans at the following locations: