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Important Information

As part of the council's response to the spread of coronavirus, we have identified cleansing and public health as key service priorities.

In order to focus our resources on maintaining the uplift of general waste bins, collection of bulky waste will be suspended from Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12 noon until further notice.

Residents can however visit our Household Waste Recycling centres. Alternatively if the items are in good condition you can visit the Zero Waste website and donate these items to charity for re-use.

While the suspension of bulk uplift is in place please do not leave items on the street. These items will not be collected. Please leave any unwanted items safely on your own property such as your back garden or your back court and remain mindful of any fire risk especially in the lead up to bonfire night.

If you are a tenant of a registered social landlord which has its own arrangements in place for the collection of bulk items then please contact your housing association for further information.

If you are a resident in privately-owned flats then please contact your property manager for further information.

For further advice and guidance please read our dedicated services update page

We thank you for your patience during this time.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres at Dawsholm, Shieldhall, Polmadie and Easter Queenslie are now providing a full waste disposal service and are open 7 days a week, 8-4pm (last entry 3.45pm).

 The following waste types are being accepted:

  • Bags of household waste
  • Electrical Items (including lamps, tv screens and monitors).
  • White Goods
  • Mattresses
  • Wood (including small furniture)
  • Cardboard
  • Garden waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Rubble
  • Dry mixed recyclables
  • Textiles
  • Cooking oil
  • Engine oil
  • Hazardous household items such solvent based paint, pesticides
  • Car batteries

Please note that our staff will not be able to provide physical assistance to householders to unload material.

Locations of Household Recycling Centres

Dawsholm Recycling Centre
75 Dalsholm Road
G20 0TB

Easter Queenslie Recycling Centre
90 Easter Queenslie Road
G33 4UL

Polmadie Recycling Centre
425 Polmadie Road
G42 0PJ

Please Note:  Unfortunately there is no access to vehicles above 1.8m at Polmadie Recycling Centre. Please use one of the other HWRC's for access with vehicles above this height.

Shieldhall Recycling Centre
Renfrew Road

National Re-use Tool

If you have bulk items that are in good condition, could be re-used, haven't been left outside and still have the necessary fire labels (for sofas and armchairs), simply visit the Zero Waste website. There you can search for the re-use organisations that can collect items from your area. You will need to contact a suitable re-use organisation from the directory and arrange for your items to be collected. 

All items should be in good working condition. Examples of items that re-use organisations will accept are:

  • Sofas and armchairs (fire regulation tags must be attached)
  • Beds and mattresses (fire regulation tags must be attached)
  • Wardrobes, chest of drawers, bookcases, dressing tables
  • Dining furniture
  • Fridges, freezers, electric cookers, washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Bicycles

Examples of items that re-use organisations will not accept are:

  • Items which are soiled, ripped or damaged in any way
  • Gas appliances of any kind
  • Bulky style televisions
  • Large wall units
  • Small electrical items (e.g toasters, kettles, microwaves)
  • Items that have been left outside
  • Sofa and armchairs which have had fire tags removed

Charity shops and other furniture re-use organisation within Glasgow also accept household goods for re-use.




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