Recycling sites

Fife has one of the largest networks of recycling facilities in Scotland to help you to recycle as much waste as possible.


Recycling Points

There are over 300 Recycling Points in Fife to make it easy to recycle small packaging items such as glass bottles, cans and textiles.

Use the map at the bottom of this page to locate your nearest recycling point.

Recycling Centres

New opening times

From 2 April 2018, most Recycling Centres will be closed 1 or 2 days a week and will close for lunch.

The publication below outlines the new opening times for Recycling Centres including lunch breaks. 

Fife Council operates 11 Recycling Centres to collect and recycle bulky household items such as rubble, electrical equipment and televisions.  Opening times are below.


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 Centre   Day(s) closed Lunch 
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.

New control measures

A new Access Policy is in place to control misuse of Recycling Centres. 

Recycling Centres are for use by residents of Fife only and you may be asked to provide proof of address (driving license, recent utility bill etc).  Failure to provide proof of address when asked will result in refusal to dispose of waste at the site. 

If you access the site in a commercial type vehicle e.g van or trailer, you must complete a Household Waste Declaration Form at the site.  If you are disposing of commercial waste, you must have a valid Recycling Ticket.

For futher information visit our Recycling Centres page.

If you live in Kincardine or the Taybridge area you may also use our partner recycling centres:

• Forthbank Recycling Centre on Bowhouse Road, Alloa
• Baldovie Recycling Centre, Piper Street, Dundee - access for cars only
• Riverside Recycling Centre, Wright Street (off Riverside Drive), Dundee - access for cars only

The materials available for recycling at the Dundee City Council and Clackmannanshire Council sites may differ to Fife. Please check before you travel (links take you to an external site).

Residents using the Forthbank Recycling Centre must carry proof of address to allow them access to the site.

Your Enquiry

Please give details below about the nature of your enquiry.

Send enquiry to: Recycling Helpline (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

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