More Fife recycling centres set to re-open

Three more Fife recycling centres are set to re-open from Monday 15 June, and are bookable from Thursday 11 June. Fifers must book a slot to access any open household waste recycling centre. Strict guidelines and essential changes to how recycling centres are run are in place to keep local people and staff safe.

Larger landfill items are now being accepted. Please note you MUST be able to dispose of these unaided. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, centre staff are unable to assist with lifting or disposing of your waste

Robin Baird. Chief Operating Officer, Fife Resource Solutions (FRS), which runs recycling services on behalf of Fife Council, said: “Thanks to you and the success of the booking system, more Fife recycling centres will re-open from 15 June,  and you can take larger landfill items as long as you can dispose of them unaided.

“Dalgety Bay, Pittenweem and Methil are bookable Thursday 11 June. Along with Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, St Andrews and Lochgelly recycling centres these are available by appointment www.fife.gov.uk/recyclingcentres

“I'd like to thank Fifers for their patience as our recycling centres safely re-open. We are really grateful to local communities for the way things are working so far. The booking system is working well and people are getting through our sites quickly, whilst social distancing and safely disposing of waste. I urge Fifers to keep going in this way and, hopefully, we can continue to avoid long queues and any issues as our centres reopen safely for everyone."

The re-opened sites are those that can operate safely and within Covid-19 restrictions.

Local people are urged to only book one visit per week for each household, as duplicates will be cancelled.

This booking system is in place with allocated times to make sure visitors social distance and so that the sites and surrounding roads are not overwhelmed with large numbers of customers arriving to use the sites at once.

Councillor Ross Vettraino, Convenor of Fife Council’s Environment and Protective Services Committee, said: “The council is accepting materials that typically go into your kerbside bins (except food waste) - landfill, green garden waste, paper and cardboard and cans and plastics. The council is pleased to say that larger landfill items are now being accepted, as long as you can dispose of these unaided.

“Thank you for your patience and for continuing to recycle using your kerbside bins. The council is picking up all household bins, and community recycling points https://bit.ly/3d89GCV continue to be serviced.”

More staff are being redeployed to Fife's recycling centres. Volunteers from the council's workforce are helping us to safely re-open more centres whilst they are unable to do their normal work.

Recycling centre visitors must:

  • Have booked an available appointment online:  fife.gov.uk/recyclingcentres
  • Check  to see if your waste materials can be taken to the site. Only limited materials are being accepted at present: landfill, green garden waste, paper and cardboard and cans and plastics.
  • Arrive at your allocated time that you have booked online. There may be delays accessing the site and possibly queues of waiting vehicles. Please bear with us as we work safely on the site to limit contact between people.
  • Have their ID and proof of Fife address with them – driving licence or council tax bill.
  • Have only one person per vehicle. Blue Badge holders or those with dependants that cannot be left at home are the exceptions. Even in these circumstances, only one person is allowed to leave the vehicle when on site.
  • Staff will not be able to assist with disposing of the items on site, so please make sure you can lift what you bring.
  • Only book one visit a week by car per household.

These measures will be reviewed as time goes on.