Temporary restrictions on waste types and vans/trailers have been lifted at Polmaise and Callander recycling centres.
Stirling Council Coronavirus Update

Residents can now deposit all normal household waste, including glass and bulky items, while drivers of commercially liveried vans and trailers will also be allowed on-site to deposit residential household waste from their own property.

The move comes after both Polmaise and Callander were temporarily re-opened on June 1st after a slight easing of lockdown restrictions.

After careful consideration, the Council is now in a position to reopen all waste streams at both tips, and introduce weekend operating hours.

The Council is currently reviewing re-opening arrangements for Balfron recycling centre, with a further announcement to be made in due course.

New Recycling Centre Opening Hours

Traffic management remains in place at both Polmaise and Callander to ensure a flow of vehicles and social distancing.

  • Polmaise will be open: Mon-Sun 9am to 4pm (last entry into the queue)
  • Callander will be open: Mon-Fri 5pm to 7.30pm (last entry into the queue) and Saturday 10am to 1.30pm (last entry into the queue).

Full details on waste deposit arrangements at Polmaise and Callander are available on the tips page of the Stirling Council website.

Please continute to follow social distancing rules

Convener of Stirling Council’s Housing and Environment Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “We have seen a large number of daily visitors at both sites since their partial reopening on June 1, and, thanks to robust traffic management and the efforts of our staff, along with the responsible behaviour of local householders, things have been running smoothly.

“I want to thank residents for their patience as well while we worked to reinstate all waste streams at both centres as soon as we possibly could.”

Vice Convener of the Committee, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “Our waste services team have been working hard to re-open our recycling centres in as safe a manner as possible.

“I would urge all visitors to follow social distancing rules to ensure continued compliance with national guidelines, as well as the safety of both our staff and fellow members of the public.

“Please continue to support us by only coming if you have an essential need, by following the advice and by being patient and respectful of others.”