Tain Recycling Centre

Items that can be recycled at your nearest Recycling Centre


Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday        10.00am - 5.00pm                          
Saturday                    9.00am - 5.00pm
Please note that the site will be closed for lunch from 2.00pm - 2.30pm daily

Tain Recycling Centre
Unit 6 Blarlaith Industrial Estate
IV19 1EB

 Materials Accepted:

  • Batteries - all household batteries*
  • Bicycles
  • Cans
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Cooking oil (vegetable oil only please)
  • Engine oil
  • Fluorescent light tubes, standard & energy efficient light bulbs
  • Fridges & Freezers
  • Garden waste
  • Gas cylinders
  • Glass bottles & Jars
  • Handbags & Shoes
  • Monitors & TVs
  • Paper
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastic bottles**
  • Rubble & Soil
  • Scrap metal
  • Textiles
  • Tyres***
  • WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment****
  • White goods
  • Wood

* These include re-chargeable, non-rechargeable and battery packs from electronic and electrical equipment.  It doesn’t matter if they are full, completely discharged or only part used.  We accept - 

  • Single cell household batteries, such as AA, AAA, button and ‘square’ batteries used for items such as torches, clocks, shavers, radios, personal stereo’s, watches and calculators.
  • Mobile phones, laptop computers, cordless power tools, toys and household appliances batteries. 
  • Used for hearing aids, pacemakers and photographic equipment.

** Only bottles identified with a small triangle containing the number 1 or 2 will be accepted. Type 1 bottles (PET) are mainly used for fizzy drinks and Type 2 (HDPE) are used for milk and detergents. 

*** A maximum of two tyres.

**** Any electrical item with a plug attached, or items operated by a battery.  This includes everything from small items such as hairdryers, DVD players and battery operated toys to large items such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and televisions.