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Recycling information

Your Household Waste & Recycling guide (PDF, 6.5mb) contains information about your kerbside waste and recycling collections.

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.

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

*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.