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Powderhall Refuse Depot

Door open days


Monumental waste handling plant, 1970, handling and processing nearly 500,000 tonnes of Edinburgh's refuse each year. The refuse is compacted into containers and despatched by rail to landfill at Dunbar. The stable block and offices of the original facility, 1893, by the City Engineer, now houses a visitors centre with an explanation of the process. Guided tours of plant (not suitable for people with mobility problems).

Key Information

Building Date: 1970

Where to find us

  • Broughton Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH7 4LG