Blackhill recycling centre, Helensburgh

Recycling and rubbish disposal centre for the Helensburgh and Lomond area

Household recycling and rubbish disposal

Opening hours for public use

Blackhill recycling centre is open throughout the year, seven days a week including bank holidays with the exception of Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2 January.

Monday - Friday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (summer hours - 1st April to 30th September)

Monday - Friday: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (winter hours - 1st October to 31st March)

Saturday & Sunday: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Please note - last entry to the site is 15 minutes before closing time each day

What can you take there?

Householders can bring various items  to the site for recycling/recovery. These items include: Batteries (car and household); books; cardboard and paper; cooking oil; electrical items (large, small and battery operated); engine oil; fire extinguishers; fluorescent tubes; food and drink cartons; garden waste; gas bottles; glass (bottles and jars);ink and toner cartridges; light bulbs; metal (tins, cans, empty aerosols, scrap); plastic (bottles, trays, pots and tubs);rubble; textiles; tyres; paints; and wood.

We can also accept items donated for the local re-use charity.

Other household rubbish and items can be brought to the site for onward disposal

There are new rules for the storage and disposal of waste upholstered domestic seating due to new national regulatory guidance.

You must now place the following items in the designated container or area for upholstered furniture only:

  • Settees, sofas and sofabeds
  • Home office chairs and upholstered kitchen and dining room chairs
  • Upholstered stools and footstools
  • Floor and sofa cushions
  • Armchairs, including reclining electric chairs
  • Futons and pouffes
  • Beanbags

This includes any part made of or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric or foam

The items named above must only be placed in the correct designated areas for upholstered furniture

  • Please do not put upholstered furniture in other areas
  • If you are unsure please speak to the site attendant
  • Upholstered items should be kept whole whenever possible
  • Damaged upholstered items should be covered and secured with tape

Commercial / business recycling and rubbish disposal

For details of charges for disposal of waste for businesses, please call 01546 605514 or send us your enquiry

Opening hours for commercial use:

(Please note that the last entry to each facility is 15 minutes before the closing time)

1st April to 30th September:

Monday to Friday             9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday      10.00am to 4.00pm

1st October to 31st March:

Monday to Friday             9.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday      10.00am to 4.00pm



Luss Road
G84 9BF
United Kingdom

Household / public recycling and disposal facilities
Commercial / business recycling and disposal facilities
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