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Public Recycling Points

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Important Information

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) there have been changes made to this service.   For further advice and guidance please read our dedicated services update page

We thank you for your patience during this time.

What are they?

We currently provide a network of over 700 communal sites across the city where materials can be deposited for recycling.

These are larger styled wheeled bins that can accept the same materials that are accepted within the domestic blue recycling bins and the domestic purple glass bins.

Blue - Newspapers / Magazines / Plastic Bottles and Mixed cans

Purple - Mixed glass bottles and Jars

When using the public sites please do not leave material outside the bins.

Noise Issue - If using the glass bins please be considerate of the local neighbours when depositing bottles early am or late evening.



In addition banks for the collection of textiles are provided and serviced in conjunction with our textile recycling partners are also located across the city.

Textile banks are also located at some of these locations.  All textile banks are owned and operated by our textile recycling partners.

Where are public collection points located?

Please use the map to locate your nearest public recycling point.

Report a problem with a public recycling site

You can report a problem with a public recycling site be using our online form or alternatively by phoning us on 0141 287 9700.

Report a problem with a public recycling site

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