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Recycling Information

Recycling means using waste materials to manufacture new products. Materials like cans, glass, paper and textiles are valuable resources that can be used to make new products. Information is contained below on what can be recycled.

Bag for Life
Bag for Life

We provide a number of recycling centres throughout the district for recycling glass, paper, textiles, oil, car batteries and cans. 

We provide householders with a calendar stating the schedule for collection and will provide information on what can go in your blue and brown bins.

Recycling Information

  • The bins are emptied on a four-weekly cycle with the grey bin and blue bin being lifted once a fortnight and brown every four weeks.
  • We offer, free of charge at your request, blue bins in the following size; 240 litre (standard size bin) and 360 litre (large bin).
  • We only offer, free of charge a brown bin in the standard 240ltr size.
  • Any additional bins requested shall be provided within 10 working days.
  • On your day of collection, please place your bin on the kerbside by 7.00am Monday to Friday or 6.00am on Saturday.

Recycling locator

Contaminated bins

If your bin contains materials other than those listed, we will advise you by placing a sticker on the bin.

This bin shall not be uplifted along with the other recycling bins as it will contaminate the whole load. Contamination must be removed and placed in the grey bin.
Please remove any contamination and present your bin on the next collection day.

Households that continue to contaminate will be visited by the Councils Waste Services Officers who will offer advice on recycling.

If you have opted out of the recycling scheme and your bin is only emptied once a fortnight, it is not possible for you to have a larger bin as these are only for people that are part of the recycling scheme.

New 5p charge on carrier bags

The Scottish Parliament has passed legislation that will require all retailers (food and non-food) to charge a minimum of 5p for each single-use carrier bag (including paper, those made from some plant based materials and plastic), from 20 October 2014. The aim is to encourage bag re-use and reduce the visual impact of litter. For more information please visit the Carrier Bag Charge Scotland website.

You can get more details on how you can help recycle more from:

Zero Waste Scotland
Ground Floor
Moray House
Forthside Way

Tel: 01786 433 930