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Household Waste Recycling Centres

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

Please take waste to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre only.

You must bring proof of North Ayrshire residency to enter the site.

This can be one of the following:

  • driving licence
  • Council Tax bill
  • utility bill

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 for householders allows up to 12 visits to our HWRCs within 12 months.

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

Please note: from February 2024, we have changed the way we dispose of upholstered furniture to reduce potential harm to the environment.

Opening Times

Bartonholm (Irvine)

Sandy Road, Irvine, KA12 8SN

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

Before your visit, please see the Bartonholm site map (PDF, 1.3mb).  


Paddockholm Road, Kilbirnie, KA25 7JW

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

Before your visit, please see the Kilbirnie site map (PDF, 1.4mb).  


Haylie Brae, Largs, KA24 5LE

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

Before your visit, please see the Largs site map (PDF, 1.3mb).  


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

Before your visit, please see the Brodick site map (PDF, 1.3mb)

Mixed recycling bank locations

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






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