Recycling centres

Changes over the festive period

Recycling centres are closed 25 & 26 Dec and 1 & 2 Jan. All Recycling Centres will be open on Mon 24 & 31 Dec and Thurs 27 Dec & 3 Jan. In addition, Dalgety Bay Recycling Centre will be open Friday 28 Dec and 4 Jan.


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.


New opening times

From 2 April 2018, most Recycling Centres will be closed 1 or 2 days a week and will close for lunch. Opening times inclduing lunch breaks are on the attached publication and shown below.


All Recycling Centres are closed 25 & 26 Dec and 1 & 2 Jan. All Recycling Centres will be open on Mon 24 & 31 Dec and Thurs 27 Dec & 3 Jan. In addition, Dalgety Bay Recycling Centre will be open on Friday 28 Dec and 4 Jan.


Recycling Centre          Days closed Lunch break Opening times
October to March April to September




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 policy 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 valid Recycling Ticket.


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.

Taybridgehead area

Residents of Tayport, Newport, Wormit, Leuchars, Balmullo and Guardbridge are also able to use two facilities in Dundee. These are:

  • Baldovie Recycling Centre, Piper Street, Dundee
  • Riverside Recycling Centre, Wright Street (off Riverside Drive), Dundee.

Access to Dundee's Recycling Centres is by car only. Vans, minibuses and vehicles with trailers will not be allowed entry.

To find what you can recycle at these sites please visit the Dundee City Council website (takes you to an external site).

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).

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.



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