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Changes to Bin Collections

Brown bin collections are changing from 29 November 2021.

Brown bin collections will now take place 7 days a week, including Sundays, over a longer working day, as opposed to working 6 days a week at present.  Bins will be collected 7 days a week between 7am and 7pm.

New Bin Collection Calendars

All residents within West Lothian, except those on grey weekly collections, will receive a paper copy of the new bin collection calendars in the post between 17 and 19 November. A letter will also accompany each calendar to inform residents of service changes. Residents should check their calendars carefully for any changes to their scheduled collection days.

Some residents may receive an extra bin collection during week commencing 22 November. This is due to the length of time between the last collection on the old schedule and the first collection on the new schedule. Residents being offered an extra collection will see this highlighted on their calendar by a coloured band on that particular week. Householders should leave their bin out from 7am on 22 November for the duration of this week and we shall endeavour to provide an extra service during that period.

While most changes relate to brown bin collections, a small number of residents will find that their blue and grey bin collection day has changed, therefore please check your calendar carefully for any changes to all of your uplifts.

Please visit Bin Collection Calendar Dates to check collection days, download the new calendar or subscribe to email reminders one day before your scheduled uplift. Please ensure you are downloading the new version of the calendar.


Changes to the brown bin schedule are due to the introduction of required cost savings approved at Council Executive Committee on 22 June 2021. The changes allow for a reduction in the number of bin lorries the service operates while maintaining the current collection service and staffing level required to provide this service. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Service Change Enquiry Form

Use this form to contact us about any upcoming changes to the service.

Use this form to contact us about any upcoming changes to the service.

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