Household waste recycling centres

Opening times and locations

The sites are usually only closed:

  • 25 and 26 December
  • 1 and 2 January

Open as normal on all other dates except 24 December and 31 December when they close at 12noon. Last entry is 11:30am.

Opening hours

Recycling centres' gates close at 4pm.

This is to give you enough time to empty your vehicle and correctly recycle your waste before the site closes.

If you are waiting in a queue before this time, you may be denied access.

  • Stobhill Recycling Centre is open 7 days, 9:30am - 4:15pm
  • Penicuik Recycling Centre is open 7 days, 10am - 4:15pm.

The site will be closed at no notice within these times to let us service the skips. We have to do this in opening hours because of the potential noise impact on local homes.

On arrival, tell the staff what type of waste you have brought. They will direct you to the appropriate zone where you can off load your waste.

We only accept waste from Midlothian households

So we may ask for proof of residence, such as:

  • driving licence
  • council tax or utility bill.


Please check the new layout plan before your visit.

Stobhill Road, Newtongrange, EH22 4NU

Traffic map

This map may help to show how busy traffic is around Stobhill. Green, yellow, orange, and red lines show traffic levels: green for fast moving traffic, to red for slow or stopped traffic.


Please check the new layout plan before your visit.

Bellman's Road, Penicuik, EH26 0AA


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