Recycling Centres

South Molton, Maclins Quarry

We are pleased to announce that Maclins Quarry Recycling Centre will re-open on Saturday 3rd October. The facility will be open Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 4.30pm.

Opening days:

Open all year round (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

 Summer (Apr - Sep)    Winter (Oct - Mar)    
Saturday and Sunday10:00am - 6:00pm10:00am - 4:30pm

Waste loading/skip changes may result in this site (or part of the site) being closed for short periods throughout the day. For your own safety, please remain in your vehicle and keep your waste on board until the loading/skip exchange is completed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

**Trailer Restriction

Please note that trailers over 1.8m (6 feet) internal/body length are no longer permitted at this site**

List of acceptable materials:

Please ensure that your waste is separated before arriving at the site


Recycling facilities available



Chargeable Waste


(minimum charge)

Soil and Rubble: Includes bricks, blocks, slates, tiles, rubble, paving slabs, concrete, gravel, tarmac, stones, soil, sand, hardcore and sanitary ware (ceramic toilets, sinks, pedestals etc).£2.00 per bag
Tyres: Commercial and agricultural vehicle tyres will not be accepted. No charge for bicycle tyres.£3.50 per tyre
Plastic Window: With or without glass. Single pane window only (double charge for multiple pane plastic windows).£3.50 each
Plastic Door or Door Frame: With or without glass. Single door or door frame only (double charge for double door or door + frame combined).£3.50 each
Bath or Shower Tray (plastic, fibreglass or composite): Single bath or shower tray only.£3.50 each
Shower Screen: Plastic or glass shower screen/enclosure.£3.50 each
Insulation Materials: 1 sheet or 1 bag.£3.50 per bag/sheet
Roofing Felt£3.50 per bag/roll
Plastic Pipes/Guttering/Facia etc.: Up to 5 lengths/pieces (approximately 2 metres per length or part there of).£3.50 for up to 5 lengths/pieces

The charges payable will be based upon the quantity of material to be deposited using the rates given as an indicative guide.

Payment for bags/sheets will be whole multiples of ‘bags’ e.g. 3 x £2 not 2.75 x £2.

A "bag" is defined as "a small, plastic sand/aggregate bag from standard DIY stores that can be safely lifted by one person".

Items such as a toilet pan, toilet cistern; sink, sink pedestal, concrete block etc will be charged as single items and the relevant ‘per bag’ rate will apply.

Loose waste/waste in trailers etc will be assessed by the site manager.

The site manager’s decision on the actual charge to be made is final.

Charges, inclusive of VAT, are payable directly to the site contractor. Payment can be made using cash or credit card (minimum transaction fee may apply. Cash only at Maclins Quarry, South Molton and Deep Moor, Torrington). Receipts will be offered.

This is a service for which payment must be made. Legal proceedings will be taken against anyone using the service or attempting to use the service without payment in full.

For further information about charging see Chargeable Waste.



Reusable goods are set aside/salvaged for re-use at this Recycling Centre.

All such goods are offered for sale by the contractors/site operators, and any money made contributes towards site operating costs.  

Prices of items for sale are determined by the Contractor and not Devon County Council.  As stock is continuously changing, there is no guarantee of specific items being available.

Please note that sales of electrical goods are not permitted to the general public.

Health and Safety

All recycling centre users must adhere to the following rules when on site:-

Gloves Should Be Worn When Unloading    Gloves Should Be Worn When Unloading

Wear Suitable Footwear    Wear Suitable Footwear

Avoid Lifting Heavy Weights    Avoid Lifting Heavy Weights

Children and Animals Must Remain in Vehicles    Children and Animals Must Remain in Vehicles

No Smoking    No Smoking

Site Speed Limit    Site Speed Limit

Hazardous Materials    Please See Site Staff if Disposing of Hazardous Materials

Take Care on Steps    Take Care on Steps


Reasonable assistance will be provided when requested.

Heavy/Bulky items

Site staff will aim to provide assistance when reasonable; however they are unable to lift excessively heavy and/or awkward loads. For example, if a bulky/heavy item required 2 or more persons to initially load the vehicle then it will be expected that the same amount of people arrive to help unload the vehicle once on site.

How to get there: Maclins Quarry Recycling Centre, South Molton EX36 3EB

Please refer to the following directions or select the Maclins Quarry map

From the town square travel eastwards along East Street (B3227) for about a quarter of a mile, then turn left into Station Road. The site can be found on the left hand side after approximately half a mile.

For further enquiries call Devon County Council Waste Management on 0345 155 1010.