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Recycling information

What can be recycled?

The following items can be recycled, however, please check  individual sites to see what facilities they provide:

Please note: soil can only be taken to Bartonholm Household Waste Recycling Centre.

We can not currently accept motor oil at Bartonholm Household Waste Recycling Centre. You can still dispose of it at Largs and Kilbirnie recycling centres. 

What can be recycled?
ItemRecycling centreRecycling pointsDoorstep
Batteries  (except car batteries)     
Bikes ✔     
Books  ✔  
Bras (look for the pink Breast Cancer Now banks)    
Building materials    
Cardboard (larger quantities)    
CDs and DVDs  
Clothes (Textiles, sheets, blankets, towels, curtains and handbags).  
Computer equipment    
Cooking oil    
Fluorescent light bulbs    
Food waste    
Garden waste  
MDF (Bartonholm, Kilbirnie and Largs Recycling Centres only), chipboard*, laminate*    
Mixed recyclate (paper, glass, metal, plastic, cardboard)
Motor oil (Currently Kilbirnie and Largs Recycling Centres only)    
Paint (water based)    
Shoes only (tied together or bagged in pairs)  
Wood* and timber (all non-processed)    

*Please do not deposit for recycling; chipboard, laminate or wood which is attached to other materials such as felt or wire.

Compost giveaway

Almost 12,000 tonnes of food and garden waste is collected from North Ayrshire each year, to be recycled into compost.

If you are part of a community garden scheme, or allotment organisation, please contact us to see if we can supply compost for your members use.

Follow us on Twitter for notification of the next compost give away event for North Ayrshire residents.