Waste recycling centres open from Monday

Published: Friday 29 May 2020

An exterior shot of the recycling and waste facility for Cambuslang and Rutherglen

Residents are reminded South Lanarkshire’s household waste recycling centres will open again from Monday, 1 June.

The move follows the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s recent announcement of the lifting of some restrictions to lockdown following the coronavirus pandemic.

However, residents should consider if their trip is really necessary, as lengthy queues are likely, especially in the days immediately after re-opening.

This short film gives an overview of the arrangements.

A number of temporary changes will be in place, which are all fully detailed on our dedicated COVID-19 pages on the council website, including times of opening, what type of waste will be accepted, road diversions, traffic controls and access arrangements.

Michael McGlynn, Executive Director of Community and Enterprise Resources, said: “We really appreciate the patience and understanding that the vast majority of people have shown while our household waste and recycling centres have had to be closed.

“From Monday, we look forward to once again running this service alongside the others that we have been able to maintain throughout, thanks to our staff, notably kerbside bin collections.

“Please be patient as we anticipate lengthy queues at the centres. Unfortunately, site staff will not be able to physically assist with disposal.

"There will be zero tolerance of any abuse of staff or any other anti-social behaviour.

“Please comply with the guidelines as we take another important step on the journey out of lockdown and back to normality.”

The steps being taken by South Lanarkshire Council are in line with national guidance.