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Waste accepted/not accepted

Waste accepted/not accepted

Waste accepted

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 - remove all polystyrene and other packaging and pack it flat
  • 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
  • Soil/rubble - see conditions noted below
  • 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).
  • Walking Aids
    • In partnership with NHS Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire residents can return walking aids to Forthbank Recycling Centre for refurbishment and recycling if in good condition.
    • Items accepted for recycling: Fischer sticks, elbow crutches, auxiliary crutches, metal walking sticks, quad sticks, tripods, zimmer frames, 3 wheeled walkers, 4 wheeled walkers, pulpit frames.
    • Unfortunately we cannot accept wooden walking sticks, folding walking sticks, wheelchairs.
  • Wood

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 note that we accept soil or rubble in small quantities only (up to 7 pails/plastic containers), without an appointment. This includes slabs, tiles, stones, toilet cisterns, ceramics, etc.

Only one visit per day to deposit soil and rubble is permitted.

Visitors must be able to safely manual handle these containers. Site staff will request to view any such material prior to site entry.

We cannot accept soil and rubble from commercial customers.

For users requiring to dispose of larger or loose quantities of soil or rubble, an appointment can be made by e-mailing, providing your name, address, telephone number, vehicle registration number/hire company name, and a description of the type and volume of waste. Please note that messages to this mailbox will only be answered Monday to Friday.

Our standard weight restriction (3.5 tonnes gross) will apply to your vehicle. This limit includes any trailers attached to the vehicle plus any occupants of the vehicle, and may be enforced through the use of our weighbridge.

For larger household projects generating a lot of soil or rubble you may wish to consider hiring a skip to make disposal easier.

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.

Waste not accepted

The following is not accepted:

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

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).


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