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Bin Collection - Service updates

Please note that the following services are currently continuing as normal.

  • General waste bin collection.
  • Blue recycling bin collection.
  • Brown bin - (garden and food waste for front and back door properties)
  • Purple bin (glass)

Suspended services:

  • Food Waste from flats (Please place food waste into your green/metal general waste bin).
  • Bulky Waste collections

For more updates on services affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit our dedicated service updates page here.

Kerbside Collections

If you have wheeled bins that you put at the kerbside to be emptied you can check the collection days by entering your address and/or postcode by clicking on the link on the right of this page then select the 'find address' button.

e.g. 231 George Street or G1 1RX

This will show the days and dates that your bins are due to be emptied. PDF's are available to download for residents who present their bin to the kerbside.

Bins must be placed on the kerbside for 7am on the scheduled day and it is helpful if the handles are facing the road.

All refuse must be in the bin and the lid must be closed. Any refuse placed at the side of the bin will not be collected.

After the bin has been emptied, it is the householder's responsibility to ensure that the bin is returned to their property.

Flatted Collections

If you live in a flat you can check the collection days by entering your address and/or postcode by clicking on the link on the right of this page then select the 'find address' button.

e.g. 231 George Street or G1 1RX

This will show the days and dates that your bins are due to be emptied.

Bin Replacement Programme (BRP) - 8 Day General Waste and 16 Day Recycling Collections

The Bin Replacement Programme is investing in local neighbourhoods by removing small metal dustbins from the backcourts/common bin areas of flats and tenements and replacing them with larger wheeled bins free of charge. We are also providing extra recycling bins.

The majority of flats will be moving to an 8 day general waste collection and 16 day recycling collection once BRP has been implemented. Please pdf icon view our FAQs [660kb] which includes an explanation of this collection arrangement.

We are currently trialling new 8 day domestic refuse collections and 16 day recycling collections in flatted properties in the south area. It is anticipated the trials will be complete by 23rd November 2020. Thereafter residents can use the council website to access their new days for their domestic and recycling collections. 

Some flats will not change to the new collection frequency due to local operational issues. Please check the collection calendar for further details.

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