Renfrewshire Council

Household waste recycling centres

Where to find our household waste recycling centres in Renfrewshire, what items you can bring and what you need to do when you arrive at a centre.

If you are a Renfrewshire resident, you can recycle and dispose of a range of household waste materials at our 5 recycling centres.

Our household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) are at:

  • Erskine, Barrhill Road, PA8 6BU
  • Johnstone, Miller Street, PA5 8HP
  • Linwood, Middleton Road, PA3 3DP
  • Paisley, Underwood Road, PA3 1TL
  • Renfrew, Haining Road, PA4 0AJ.

Our centres are open 7 days a week. From Monday 5 February 2024, our centre opening times will change to 8am to 6pm (last entry 5:45pm).

You can only bring your car into our recycling centres, except our Linwood centre, where you can bring larger vehicles such as vans, pickups, and trailers.

You'll need to apply for a permit to visit our Linwood centre with a van, pickup or trailer.

See more information on vehicle permit for Linwood household waste recycling centre and how to apply.


What items you can bring

See what items you can and cannot bring to our household waste recycling centres.

Our recycling centres are for household waste only. You cannot bring any waste that comes from a commercial or business activity. See more information on commercial waste services.

There are enforcement officers and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) at our centres to make sure there is no illegal dumping of commercial waste.

If you're not sure if you can bring a certain item to one of our centres, phone us on 0300 300 0300 or email us at mybins@renfrewshire.gov.uk.


When you arrive at a recycling centre

When you arrive at our recycling centres, you'll need to provide:

  • proof that you're a Renfrewshire resident, such as a council tax or utility bill
  • photo identification, such as your driving licence.

If you do not have these, you will not be able to enter the recycling centre.

If you want to visit our Linwood household waste recycling centre with a van, pickup or trailer, you will need to apply for a permit in advance.

You do not need a permit if you are visiting any of our recycling centres in a car.


Other options

You have other options even if you do not have a car and cannot access our recycling centres.

Check your bin collection day and find out what can go in your bins.

If you have items that are too big to fit in your bins, you can arrange for us to collect them from your home.