All Angus Recycling Centres open from 1 July


18th June 2020

All seven of Angus Council’s recycling centres will open to the public from Wednesday 1 July.

New arrangements will be in place and certain restrictions must remain so all recycling centres can operate in line with national guidelines and advice, as Scotland navigates its route map through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to recovery.

Arrangements are driven by the availability of staff and resources, as well as the size of, and accessibility to, each recycling centre. This is to protect council staff, people attending at the centres and the wider Angus community.

An online booking system will operate for recycling centres at Brechin, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir and Monifieth where only cars and small vans will be permitted and the full range of materials, except for non-recyclable (general) waste, will be accepted.

Large vans and trailers will be accepted at Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose. This too will be managed by an online booking system.

The online booking system will be available to use on the Angus Council website from Thursday 25 June.

Communities Convener Mark Salmond said: “We’re very pleased to be able to open all of our centres.

“The support and cooperation of our residents through our opening of Arbroath, Forfar, Monifieth and Montrose has undoubtedly enabled us to take the further step of opening recycling centres in every burgh.

“The response of householders to the temporary operational changes we brought in from 1 June has been magnificent.

“Where people were able to stay away and continue to recycle at home, they have done so. When residents have attended at our centres, they have done so with courtesy and understanding of the difficult times we are in. I am very appreciative of that.

“These are still tentative steps through what are extremely challenging circumstances. No matter how much we want to, we cannot return to normal just yet. Restrictions will and must be in place at our recycling centres to protect our staff and our communities.

“Please take note - Necessary arrangements have been put in place to take account of each recycling centre’s circumstances. Check out how they apply to your local recycling centre via our website ( and follow the guidance.

“When you are at our centres, please be kind to our staff. They are working very hard through difficult times and welcome your support.”
“Where people can still recycle at home, please do. Demand at recycling centres will be high. We expect them to be extremely busy with both people and traffic – so if you can wait until a more normal service resumes, please do.

Arrangements for Angus recycling centres from 1 July are as follows –

Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose

Open 9.15am to 5pm every day, except Wednesday when open from 9.15am to 7pm.

A full range of materials will be accepted at these centres. See Angus Council’s website for full details (

Traffic management plans put in place from 1 June will continue to operate. This includes signage advising on queue limits (the point where cars cannot queue beyond and people should return at another time).

Large vans and trailers will be accepted at these three recycling centres but only via an online booking system. Commercial customers, using a pre-paid voucher system, will also be accepted. Further details can be found at

Brechin, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir and Monifieth

From 1 July these four recycling centres will open on the same days and during the same hours as they normally operate outside of lockdown – see the Council’s website for local details.

As per pre-lockdown, this means centres at Brechin and Kirriemuir are closed on Mondays and Fridays; at Carnoustie on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and at Monifieth on Wednesdays (inc. 1 July) and Fridays.

A full range of materials will be accepted, except for non-recyclable (general) waste. This includes Monifieth, which has operated other temporary arrangements during June.

Due to finite staffing and traffic management restrictions, an online booking system will be in place for these four recycling centres. Customers will be able to visit the Angus Council website and make a booking up to one week before they intend to visit one of these centres.

On attending at any of the seven recycling centres, we still ask that only one person exits a vehicle to dispose of items unless it is absolutely necessary for a second person to assist with lifting and handling. Council staff cannot assist with lifting and handling due to physical distancing requirements.

All residents can go to for more details about the service, including updates during the COVID-19 pandemic response.


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