Wood now accepted at waste recycling centres

Published: Wednesday 17 June 2020

A graphic showing the goods which can now be deposited at South Lanarkshire Council's waste and recycling centres

Wood will be accepted from tomorrow at South Lanarkshire’s six household waste recycling centres.

From Thursday, 18 June, local residents will be able to dispose of ordinary wood and laminate in addition to black bag waste, compostable garden waste and electrical items. In a change of plan, cardboard will also still be accepted.

The further extension of the service follows the re-opening of the six centres on 1 June after arrangements were put in place to protect the health of residents using the facilities and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michael McGlynn, Executive Director of Community and Enterprise Resources, said: “The phased re-opening is working well, with manageable levels of demand and of queues in the access roads.  Once again I want to thank everyone for their patience as we have reintroduced these facilities.

“Working with Viridor, who run five of our six centres, we have been monitoring demand and we are now able to take wood including laminate. We have also been able to make arrangement so we can keep accepting collapsed cardboard too.”

Vans are now allowed at the sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but not trailers and no trade waste is accepted. The sites are for domestic waste from South Lanarkshire residents only, so ID showing address should be available for inspection on entry to sites.

Sites still may be busy at times, so residents should consider if they really need to visit, and they should only do so if they have no COVID-19 symptoms.

The council will continue to review arrangements in consultation with users, staff and Viridor and any changes and relevant dates will be publicised in advance.