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Request replacement/additional/new recycling bins

Request new recycling bin

What recycling bins should I have?

For residents in houses e.g. detached, semi-detached, four-in-a-block, the following bins are provided:

  • One blue 240 litre recycling bin for collection of paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and food and drink cans
  • One brown 240 litre recycling bin for the collection of organic garden and food waste
  • One purple 140 litre recycling bin for the collection of glass bottles and jars

Additional or replacement recycling bins are provided at no cost.

Residents within flats/tenements/multi-storey properties will have bins for general waste, a blue bin for recycling paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and food and drink cans and a grey bin for the collection of food waste. The type and size of bin within these property types will differ due to access and space requirements.

How do I request additional recycling bins?

You can request additional recycling bins using our website. Recycling bins are normally delivered within 2-3 weeks. Also, please use the following links which provide more information on Household Waste Recycling Centres and the network of public collection points for recycling. 

You can also report a missed bin using our MyGlasgow app. You can download our app from your app store.

You can also report a missed bin by phoning us on 0141 287 9700.

What is myaccount?

myaccount gives you the ability to set up an online account using a single user name and password to access a range of online public services including some Glasgow City Council services.  Read more about myaccount.


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