New facility replaces Kirn Drive Recycling Centre

Friday 28 June 2019

The Kirn Drive Recycling Centre will close at 8pm on Sunday 7 July due to demolition work nearby.

A new recycling point has been built inside Craigmuschat Quarry to replace many of the recycling facilities at the Kirn Drive Recycling Centre and the Broomberry Drive Recycling Point. The new site opens at 8am on Wednesday 10 July.

Local residents can use the Craigmuschat Quarry site to dispose of a wide range of recycling including:

  • Paper, card, cardboard
  • Plastics
  • Aluminium and steel tins and cans
  • Glass
  • Textiles, clothes and fabrics
  • Garden waste
  • Soil and rubble
  • Paint
  • Wood.

The site doesn’t accept trade waste or household rubbish due to SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) licensing regulations. Commercial vehicles aren’t allowed to use Craigmuschat Quarry and commercial waste should be taken to an appropriate licenced site. General household waste should be taken to the Pottery Street Recycling Centre.

Councillor Michael McCormick, Convener of Inverclyde Council’s Environment & Regeneration Committee, said, “We appreciate that the work at Kirn Drive may cause some inconvenience and we are keen to provide alternative recycling facilities nearby. The new Craigmuschat Recycling Point is a good alternative.

“Staff are on hand to offer advice and a wider range of recycling options and general waste disposal facilities are still available at Pottery Street.”

More information on what and where you can recycle can be found at: www.inverclyde.gov.uk/recycling 

Page last updated: 28 June 2019