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Forthbank Household Waste Recycling Centre

Forthbank Household Waste Recycling Centre

Be aware that information on this page is likely to be inaccurate due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. 

Please visit the Forthbank Reopening Page for information and instructions on our online booking system.


Bowhouse Rd,
FK10 1DA


Facilities are provided to allow you to recycle/dispose of household waste. You will need an access card, which is available to all Clackmannanshire residents. Please call 01259 450000 for more information.

  • 1st April to 30th September
    • Opens 8.30am
    • Last entry to the public 7.45pm
  • 1st October to 31st March
    • Opens 8.30am
    • Last entry to the public 5.45pm
  • Closed on 25th and 26th December and 1st and 2nd January. Last entry 2.15 pm on 24th and 31st December.
    • Please be aware that the site is likely to extremely busy in the days following the holiday closures

Organising your materials for disposal saves time. The range of materials that can be recycled include:

  • Aggregate (stone)
  • Batteries - car
  • Batteries - household
  • Bikes
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Carpets
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Electricals - small, fridges and freezers, monitors, white goods,
  • Engine Oil - max 10 litres from routine servicing
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Garden Waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass
    • Glass can also be taken to bottle banks throughout Clackmannanshire
  • Mattresses, beds, divans
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Plastics - household containers
  • Plastics - large patio toys etc.
  • Turf, green waste
  • Textiles
    • Textile banks are also available in King Street carpark, Alloa (next to Speirs Centre) and Asda carpark, Alloa. (These banks are not council owned).
  • Wood

Tyres are no longer accepted at the site.

Additional facilities exist for some types of hazardous waste, such as small amounts of chemicals.  Please ask at the gate house for information on what can be accepted.

Soil and rubble

Please see our Forthbank Reopening Page fore latest infomation on disposing of soil and rubble.

In addition to the recycling facilities there is also a skip for waste that can't currently be recycled. The destination for this waste is landfill.

Black Bag Waste

Black bags full of waste will be directed to the sorting shed where they will be split and sorted for recycling.

Commercial Waste

Forthbank can accept some types of commercial waste. A prepayment system is in operation and must be used on every occasion. Please consult the Commercial Waste Charges page for more information.

The council is bound by national laws about accepting waste from commercial customers.
If you transport controlled waste within the UK in the course of your business, you must register with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). For more information visit:

Waste not accepted

Waste of the following is not accepted:

  • Gas bottles
  • General builders' waste
  • Industrial waste from construction, demolition, excavation, alteration or repair work
  • Waste from workshops and vehicle maintenance premises
  • Hazardous commercial waste
  • Asbestos Waste


Please note that supplies of compost are no longer available at the site. This follows a change in the  arrangements between Stirling Council, who previously provided the compost, and their new processing contractor.

For Further Information Contact

Waste Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000