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Thurso Recycling Centre

Opening 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
Thurso Recycling Centre
Thurso Recycling Centre

KW14 7XF

News for Thurso Recycling Centre

More Materials To Be Accepted At Household Waste Recycling CentresThumbnail for article : More Materials To Be Accepted At Household Waste Recycling Centres
The Highland Council announced on Thursday 23 July 2020 additional materials will start to be accepted at many of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) across the region and some opening times extended as part of the planned phased reopening.   Wood and scrap metal have now been added to the range of items that are accepted at the majority of facilities where the layout and size of the site allows.  
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.  

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