Stirling Council recycling centres are only open to Stirling Council residents with residential waste.

We are not able to accept commercial waste. 

Our sites are still operating under temporary arrangements with the easing of lockdown, but as of 11 June , restrictions on the types of waste we can accept and commercially liveried vehicles, transit vans or trailers have now been lifted for both Polmaise and Callander.

Drivers of commercially liveried vans and trailers will be allowed on-site to deposit residential household waste from their own property.

Polmaise will be open 7 days from 9am to 4pm (last entry), while Callander will be open Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7.30pm (last entry) and on Saturdays at 10am to 1.30pm.

Drivers must remain inside their vehicles unless instructed otherwise and toilets will not be available on either site.

Social distancing rules will also be in place and staff will not be able to assist with the removal of waste from vehicles. 

If you, or someone in your household, is showing symptoms of Coronavirus, please do not travel to either site. 

Council staff and traffic management teams will be at both Polmaise and Callander to support the public.

For further information please see our HWRC terms and conditions.

Balfron waste and recycling centre will re-open to the public on Wednesday, 24 June with the introduction of a new booking system.

Residents will be able to reserve a 10 minute slot through our online form, or by calling 01786 404040, when the system goes live at 10am on Monday, 22 June.

Residents will be able to see the availability for the next seven days, starting on Monday, with a two-day gap between booking and accessing the site.

For example, if you make a booking on Monday, the earliest slot available will be on Wednesday when the tip re-opens. Likewise, if you book on Thursday, the first available slot will be on Saturday.

This two-day gap will give our teams time to prepare for busier periods.

Bookings are available on a first come, first served basis and are limited to one per vehicle, per week.

  • Polmaise will be open Monday to Sunday, 9am until 4pm (last entry).

Please Note: Vehicles arriving before 9am will be turned away to limit traffic disruption on the A905.

Please enter the site as normal at the roundabout on the A905. Traffic will be directed along the access road to the skip section of the site.  

The first 30 vehicles will be asked to wait at the the skip area with traffic flowing in a clockwise direction.

The remaining vehicles will be directed to the staff car park near the skip area where a new queuing system is in place. Strict social distancing rules are still in place and you will be asked to stay in your vehicle at all times until you reach the skip area.

When site capacity has been reached (approx. 115 vehicles) we will operate a one in, one out system.

Traffic management staff will be on hand to assist. Please be patient as we expect a high volume of traffic in the first few days.  

You will be able to deposit all waste streams, which includes:

  • Garden waste
  • Cardboard
  • General waste (landfill)
  • Large and small electrical equipment
  • Fridges/freezers
  • Scrap metal
  • Rubble/soil/stones
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Bicycles
  • Lights and Batteries
  • Engine Oil
  • Screens/TVs

Callander will be open:

  • Monday to Friday, 5pm to 7.30pm (last entry)
  • Saturday 10am to 1.30pm (Last Entry)

Please Note: Vehicles arriving before the opening hours will be turned away to limit traffic disruption on the surrounding roads.

Please enter the site as normal at Geisher Road, via the Stirling Road junction. Traffic will be directed around the Council Roads Depot car park.  Please note the main entry gate to the centre will be closed. This is to ensure that Geisher Road is left clear to enable local and emergency traffic to pass.

Strict social distancing rules are still in place and you will be asked to stay in your vehicle at all times until you reach the skip area.

When the site reaches capacity, queuing will not be allowed on Stirling Road and traffic management will be in place to enforce this.

Please be patient as we expect a high volume of traffic in the first few days.  

You will be able to deposit all waste streams, which includes:

  • Garden waste
  • Cardboard
  • General waste (landfill)
  • Large and small electrical equipment
  • Fridges/freezers
  • Scrap metal
  • Rubble/soil/stones
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Bicycles
  • Lights and Batteries
  • Engine Oil
  • Screens/TVs

What types of vehicles can use the sites?

All vehicle types, including large vans, liveried vehicles and trailers, will be permitted entry to Polmaise, Callander and Balfron as long as they are carrying household waste from the driver’s property.

What cannot be brought to the sites?

It is illegal to bring commercial/trade waste to a licensed Household Waste Recycling Centre. Drivers of commercially liveried vans and trailers will be allowed on-site to deposit residential household waste from their own property.

Where will waste be deposited?

Visitors will be directed by site staff on arrival and numbers in any area at any one time will be managed appropriately.

What types of containers can customers bring?

As long as residents can lift and decant their containers/bags quickly and do so on their own, or with help from a passenger they’ve brought, we have no issue.

Will customers be able to bring bulky items that needs more than one person to carry?

Only if they are bringing their own assistant as site staff will not be able to assist. We would expect no more than two persons out of a vehicle at any one time to ensure numbers of people are reduced on site.

Can staff help me lift my waste?

No, our staff will not be able to assist residents with the carrying or disposal of waste/recycling.

Last updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:28 PM