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Wick Recycling Centre

Photograph of Wick Recycling CentreOpening Hours:

Summer (1st April - 31st October)
Sunday to Thursday : 11.00am - 5.00pm
Friday & Saturday : 9.00am - 6.00pm

Winter (1st November - 31st March)
7 days per week : 11.00am - 4.00pm

Please note that the site will be closed for lunch from 2.00pm - 2.30pm daily.

Materials Accepted:

  • Batteries - all household batteries*
  • Cans
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard
  • CDs - music, computer games & DVDs
  • Cooking oil (vegetable oil only please)
  • Engine oil
  • Fluorescent light tubes, standard & energy efficient light bulbs
  • Fridges & Freezers
  • Furniture**
  • Garden waste
  • Gas cylinders
  • Glass bottles & Jars
  • Handbags & Shoes
  • Monitors & TVs
  • Paper
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastic bottles***
  • Rubble & Soil
  • Scrap metal
  • Textiles
  • Tyres (a maximum of two)
  • WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • White goods
  • Wood

* These include re-chargeable, non-rechargeable and battery packs from electronic and electrical equipment. It doesn't matter if they are full, completely discharged or only part used. We accept - Single cell household batteries, such as AA, AAA, button and 'square' batteries used for items such as torches, clocks, shavers, radios, personal stereo's, watches and calculators. Mobile phones, laptop computers, cordless power tools, toys and household appliances, batteries from hearing aids, pacemakers and photographic equipment.

** Furniture and household goods (including bric-a brac) can be donated to Homeaid Caithness for reuse by using the separate containers on site. Visit their website for more information about the work they do or contacting them on 01847 890696.

*** Only bottles identified with a small triangle containing the number 1 or 2 will be accepted. Type 1 bottles (PET) are mainly used for fizzy drinks and Type 2 (HDPE) are used for milk and detergents.

Any electrical item with a plug attached, or items operated by a battery. This includes everything from small items such as hairdryers, DVD players and battery operated toys to large items such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and televisions.

Postal Address
Wick Recycling Centre
Airport Industrial Estate

News for Wick Recycling Centre

It's a Recycling Centre, not a dump!Thumbnail for article : It's a Recycling Centre, not a dump!
Highland Council residents are being urged to remember to recycle when they visit Recycling Centres.  Historically, the general public have viewed Recycling Centres as the ‘dump' or the ‘tip’, however times have changed and with the need to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill and increase how much we all recycle, the Council would like encourage householders to take the time to separate their items before they go to a Recycling Centre.  
New arrangements for householders at Wick Recycling Centre as Council targets commercial use
From 5th September householders who wish to take their waste to Wick Recycling Centre in a van, pickup truck, sign written vehicle and/or a trailer will be required to complete a Household Waste Declaration form before visiting the site or face being turned away.   The move, approved by the Community Services Committee, aims to improve the operation of Recycling Centres by eliminating illegal practice from commercial operators, increasing recycling and improving skip availability at peak times for householders.  

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