Are you a business operating a waste collection service in the Falkirk area?

Register now with the Council approved Buy With Confidence Scheme and we will promote your services as a trusted Council partner to residents

  • Register now to receive and pay only £100 - discounted fee available until 31.03.24
  • Register now and pay nothing until scheme launches – late summer/early Autumn 2023
  • Register now and benefit from the Council actively promoting your services to council households

For more information on the Buy With Confidence scheme visit Business development & advice - Buy with Confidence.

You can recycle household materials at Roughmute Recycling Centre.

Drivers of all types vehicles are not permitted to deposit household waste at the recycling centre without a waste permit being issued.

Please note, there are restrictions on some items of waste. For advice, please speak to a member of staff at the recycling centre or contact us:

Our recycling centres have a separate skip for the disposal of waste upholstered domestic seating, which may contain Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS). New legislation which was introduced in January 2024 requires that we collect waste upholstered domestic seating separately. As such please place the following in the upholstered seating skip:

  • Armchair
  • Armchair (recliner)
  • Chair upholstered (not armchair)
  • Couch – recliner, non-recliner or corner suite
  • Garden furniture (upholstered)
  • Pouffe / Stool (upholstered)
  • Sofa bed / Futon
  • Bean bags

Opening hours

Day Kinneil Roughmute
Monday 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 10am to 6pm CLOSED
Wednesday 10am to 6pm CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED 10am to 6pm
Friday CLOSED 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm

Last entry to both sites will be 5:45pm.

We close at 4pm on the 24th and 31st December. Sites will remain closed on the 25th, 26th December and 1st, 2nd January.

Residents only

Recycling Centres are available for use by Falkirk Council residents only. Proof of residency may be required to access the centres (driving license, utility bill etc).

Site layout

This map shows the layout of Roughmute and where you should put your recyclable materials:

Map of Roughmute
  1. Garden waste
  2. Vapes
  1. Oil & batteries (car and domestic)
  2. Light bulbs
  3. Plasterboard
  4. Mixed glass
  5. Paper & cardboard
  6. Plastics, cartons and cans
  7. White goods, fridges and freezers
  8. TV's and monitors
  9. Bicycles
  10. Soil and rubble
  11. Textile banks (including shoes)
  12. Cardboard
  13. Scrap metal
  14. Wood
  15. Bulky waste (non-recyclable)
  16. Small electric appliances
  17. Black bags (non-recyclable waste)
  18. All domestic upholstered seating
  19. Gas bottles
  20. Walking aids

Trade waste

If you are a Small Trader who is based at a residential property or runs your business from a vehicle, you can only use the recycling centres by purchasing a Small Traders Tipping Permit.

Where to buy permits

Permits can be purchased for trade waste and recycling.

The maximum vehicle size permitted is gross 3.5 tonnes.