Last updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:00 PM

There are three Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC's) in the Stirling area are:

Opening hours for all sites.

1. Lower Polmaise, by Fallin off the A905, FK7 7FG
2. Balfron, Dunkeld Court (behind the Co-op), G63 0TE
3. Callander, Lagrannoch Depot, Geisher Road, FK17 8LD

Recycling Centre Map

All three centres are closed on the public holidays of 25 and 26 December and the two days at New Year. Balfron and Callander sites will operate reduced hours of 10am to 2pm on Saturday 28 December, and will also be closed on Sunday 29 December, 2019.

Who Can Use These Centres?

These staffed centres are for the use of Stirling Council residents only. You may be asked for proof of address when you visit.  A new photocard driving licence from the DVLA, or a utility bill will be OK to show the attendant if asked.

We welcome cars, cars with small trailers and small vans up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.  Larger vans, trailers or combinations that exceed the 3.5 weight limit or that will not fit into our standard-sized parking spaces at the site will be refused entry. 

Please Note: Commercial waste cannot be accepted. The Commercial Waste pages provide for details on disposing of business waste and access to the Transfer Station if required.

What Materials Are Accepted for Recycling?

A wide range of household materials can be taken directly to these recycling centres, including fridges and freezers, fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs with mercury, motor oil and children's good and toys. Here's a full list of the items accepted at each HWRC. Furniture can be taken to Lower Polmiase (only) where the Salvation Army takes what is usable. 

General household waste (black bags of refuse, etc) also can be placed in the appropriate skips.  This material is then sorted and processed to remove as many recyclable materials as possible.

Please note fibreglass insulation or other loose fibre materials need to be double wrapped to avoid air pollution.


Disposal of asbestos is strictly legislated under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.  Do not attempt to move such wastes until you have taken advice.  The Health & Safety Executive website has good information on asbestos.  Likewise, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Tel: 01786 452595) has several useful publications relating to identifying and handling different types of asbestos on their NetRegs website. The Asbestos Quick Start Environmental Checklist provides a good introduction. 


BSI PAS 100 certified compost is available from some of our Centres (please check availability prior to arriving at the centre) and it is available free of charge to all Stirling Council residents. Please bring your own bags and shovels to collect the compost. We also advise that you wear good quality gardening gloves.

Please note: We do not deliver compost.