Mavis Valley Recycling Centre to Reopen

Wednesday, 27 May, 2020

Mavis Valley Household Waste Recycling Centre is set to reopen on Monday 1 June.  It will be open seven days a week from 8am to 4pm with restrictions and strict site management in place.

In order to meet anticipated demand, and because the Mavis Valley Household Waste Recycling Centre can normally be accessed from both the Bishopbriggs direction AND the Milngavie/Bearsden direction (from Balmore Road) which will not be possible for the initial period of opening, an additional, temporary facility has been secured at ATR skip hire so that recycling can be safely off-loaded from each direction.

Recycling centres map

ATR Skip Hire – Temporary Recycling Facility

Vehicles travelling from the Bearsden/Milngavie direction via Balmore Road will use this facility.


Mavis Valley Household Waste Recycling Centre

Vehicles travelling from the Bishopbriggs direction via Kirkintilloch Road/Balmuildy Road will use this facility.


Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson said, “I am delighted that we are in a position to open the Mavis Valley Recycling centre with this two site approach to help to address the anticipated demand there will be for this facility.  I’d urge anyone that is planning to visit Mavis Valley to dispose of any household waste to ensure their journey is really essential, to only travel to the site if they and their household do not have Covid-19 symptoms and to familiarise themselves with the site management and restriction information which has been published on the Council website.”

Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody added, “Now that the lockdown restrictions are beginning to be eased and we are able to plan the reintroduction of services such as the Household Waste recycling facility, I would like to thank all of our residents for their patience and understanding during this challenging time.  I’d also encourage everyone to follow the guidance we have published about attending Mavis Valley and to only undertake the journey if it is absolutely necessary – we are anticipating long queues and long waiting times.”

The Council has stressed that journeys to the Mavis Valley Recycling Centre must only be undertaken if they are essential.  This is determined as if the waste cannot be stored without risk of injury, health and harm.  Residents are encouraged to store their waste and recycling in a way that does not pose a risk, if it is possible to do so.

Full details of the Mavis Valley Recycling Centre reopening can be found on the Council website

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