Pittenweem Recycling Centre

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Opening Times

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday 9am-5:45pm (Apr-Sep), 9am-5pm (Oct-Mar) Lunchtime 12:30pm-1.15pm.
  • Wednesday closed
  • Thursday closed
  • Friday 9am-5:45pm (Apr-Sep), 9am-5pm (Oct-Mar) Lunchtime 12:30pm-1.15pm.
  • Saturday 9am-5:45pm (Apr-Sep), 9am-5pm (Oct-Mar) Lunchtime 12:30pm-1.15pm.
  • Sunday closed

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Pittenweem Recycling Centre specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Charles Street, Pittenweem, Fife KY10 2QG.

Materials accepted

It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:

  • Foil
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Furniture
  • Garden Chemical
  • Garden Waste
  • Glass
  • Household Battery
  • Light Bulb
  • Mattress
  • Mobile Phone
  • Monitor
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shoe
  • Textile
  • TV
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Wood

Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.

Pittenweem Dump is controlled by Fife County Council Waste Management Disposal Services. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.

Schedule

Pittenweem Recycling Centre is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 9am-5:45pm (Apr-Sep), 9am-5pm (Oct-Mar) Lunchtime 12:30pm-1.15pm.
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 9am-5:45pm (Apr-Sep), 9am-5pm (Oct-Mar) Lunchtime 12:30pm-1.15pm.
  • Saturday: 9am-5:45pm (Apr-Sep), 9am-5pm (Oct-Mar) Lunchtime 12:30pm-1.15pm.
  • Sunday: closed

Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.

Pittenweem Recycling Centre can be contacted on 03451 55 00 22 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.

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Frequently asked questions about Pittenweem Recycling Centre

How much recycling is actually recycled in the UK?

The recycling rate in the UK has increased in recent years, but so has the generation of waste.

The percentage that is recycled in the UK so far is approximately 45% of the waste generated.

The latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) indicates that the waste generated in British homes amounts to approximately 26 million tonnes of waste each year, of which only 12 million are recycled. The other 14 million tons end up in landfills.

Where can I take my clothes for recycling?

If you have recently cleaned out your closet and you have clothes that you no longer use and you are thinking of throwing them away, you can check on our website which is the nearest recycling center where you can leave clothes, textiles and shoes that you no longer use.

You can find this information by choosing the category Cloth & Fabrics. There you will see the list of recycling centers with contact information: addresses, phones, e-mails.

You just have to and put your postal code or address.

What goes in the green recycling bin?

Green recycling bins are typically the designated bins for depositing recyclable glass materials. However, this may vary depending on the municipality in which you are located. For example, in some municipalities the green color in the containers is used for dry recyclable materials.

It’s important not to confuse containers for glass recyclables or dry recyclables with wheelie bins that are for green yard waste.

To be sure of what you should deposit in your green container, you can contact your nearest recycling center and obtain more detailed information.

How to book a slot for recycling centre?

To visit a household waste recycling center you need to book an appointment in advance. To book an appointment at your nearest recycling center, you can visit their website and book your appointment online.

If the website of your tip does not have this function enabled, you can contact your nearest tip by phone to schedule your visit to the recycling center. In any of the cases, after your booking, you should receive a confirmation email.

What goes in the blue recycling bin?

In the UK, recycling centers and rubbish collection services commonly use blue bins to identify dry waste such as:

  • Paper
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Unwanted mail
  • Telephone directories and catalogs
  • Cereal boxes (without the plastic liner)
  • Egg cartons
  • Greeting cards
  • Drink and food cans

However, not always the container for dry recyclables is blue. Some municipalities use red recycling containers or some even issue blue and red containers for this type of material.

To have precise information, you can consult your nearest recycling center.



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