Updated: Plans progress to reopen household waste recycling centre in Helensburgh and Lomond

Published Date: 

27 May 2020 - 13:56

Helensburgh and Lomond will have a temporary facility set up at Helensburgh Pier Head Car Park when the area’s civic amenity sites re-open on 1 June.

The change of site is to manage traffic safely in what we expect will be a busy time when customer demand to use the centre is high. We would ask residents to use it only if it is absolutely necessary until the initial demand has died down.

We will put a traffic management system in place to keep customers safe and ensure social distancing. When you approach the Pier you will see the traffic management laid out – please follow the signage and the directions of staff on site.

There are some limits on how you can use the site and the things you can take there.

This is only short-term. The Blackhill site will go back to normal operations, with all the usual recycling options, as soon as it is safe to do so – we hope no later than a fortnight after opening.

Opening times

Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Last entry to the site is 30 minutes before closing time. This gives time for the vehicles queuing to have the contents unloaded. If you do plan to visit the centre, give yourself plenty of time.

What you can take

Domestic/general waste and garden waste.

For the initial period there will be no containers available for recycling paper, cardboard and plastics.

What you can’t take

  • Electrical items/white goods

  • Large items of furniture

  • Hazardous materials like asbestos, gas cylinders and tyres.

Cars will be allowed into the temporary civic amenity area on a one-in, one-out basis. Please be patient and stay within your car until you are directed to an unloading point.

For an initial period only cars will be allowed on the temporary site. This will allow more customers to use the site safely.  We will not be able to accept trailers, vans or commercial traffic on site at this time.

If the site becomes too busy it will need to close again. Full details of how the site will operate can be found on the council website

Councillor Robin Currie, Policy Lead for Housing, Roads and Infrastructure Services, said: “Central to our plans for reopening the amenity sites is making sure our customers and staff are properly protected. Please be prepared for the site to be busy and for there to be some delay. The restrictions we have put in place are for safety and to help as many people as possible use the sites at what will be a very busy time.

“Like you, we want to get things back to normal as soon as possible and we are working hard to do that. Meantime, it will help us enormously if you can follow the rules and be patient.”