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Thornhill Household Waste Recycling Centre

You can take household waste to the recycling centre near Thornhill which is operated by Shanks Dumfries and Galloway Ltd. Commercial waste isn't accepted at this centre.

Follow the safety guidelines advertised on site to ensure you, other centre users and staff are safe during your visit. Think about the best way to safely transport or handle your waste before your visit and always wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

What we'll accept

  • Cardboard and books
  • Paper
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Electrical appliances
  • Televisions and monitors
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs
  • Paint - find out how to prepare paint for disposal
  • Green waste
  • Soil and rubble
  • Wood
  • Textiles, clothing and shoes
  • Metal cans, tins and clean aluminium foil
  • Scrap metal
  • Car batteries
  • Waste engine oil
  • Gas bottles

Alternative options

There may be other recycling centres near you that accept different items or are open at different times. You can also  use our address search  to find household waste recycling points, there are lots of these across the region and they might be a useful alternative.

You might also want to consider:

Enquiries and feedback

You can also email or call 030 33 33 3000.


Thornhill HWRC




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Opening hours

Monday - Noon to 4pm
Tuesday - Noon to 4pm
Wednesday - Noon to 4pm
Thursday - Noon to 4pm
Friday - Noon to 4pm
Saturday - Noon to 4pm
Sunday - Noon to 4pm

Make sure you have time to unload your vehicle and leave before closing time. The gate at this site will be closed and monitored 15 minutes before the centre is due to close, the site operator will control entry to the facility during this time.

You'll only be allowed to access the centre from 3.45pm if you're able to unload and leave by 4pm.

The centre may sometimes be closed temporarily so that skips can be emptied or removed, staff would appreciate your patience during these times.

Page last updated: 02/10/2018
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