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Household Recycling and Waste

Information about recycling and waste at home including checking your bin collection dates, reporting issues and information on what goes in each bin.

Changes to bin collections over the Festive period.

Brown bin collections will be suspended from Sunday 25 December 2022 until Sunday 8 January 2023.

Brown bins are used less during the winter months, so suspending collections will allow resources to be prioritised on other collections.


There will be no grey, blue or green bin collections on Mondays and Tuesdays, 26 and 27 December

and 2 and 3 January, due to the public holidays.

Residents whose collections are due on these days should put them out the following Wednesday instead,

so either 28 December or 4 January and leave them out until they are emptied.


To check your collections dates or sign up for useful email reminders, please visit https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/bins.

All bins should be by the kerbside by 7am on collection day and they should be left out until they are emptied. Please check https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/bin-collection-updates for updates if there are any further disruptions.


Recycling centres will be open as usual, except for Sunday and Monday, 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January when they will be closed. For more details, please visit https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/local-recycling-centres.

No bookings for bulky uplifts will be accepted between 19 December and 9 January to focus on wheeled bin collections.

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Find out what can be recycled in your blue bin.
Find out what can be recycled in your green bin.
Find out what can be recycled in your brown bin.
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Find out what materials can go in your grey bin.
Check your calendar dates and subscribe for email reminders for the most up to date information.
Information on disruptions to bin collections can be viewed here.
You can book your bulky uplift here and find out information about the service and what you can have collected as part of your uplift.
Find out about community recycling centre opening times and what can be disposed of at our sites.
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You can find details of your nearest glass recycling point (bottle bank) below.
Report waste issues online including illegal fly tipping, litter, dog fouling and reporting missed bins and missing, stolen or damaged bins.
Request an assisted collection, additional/replacement blue/brown bins or additional grey bin capacity (red lid)
Services are available to residents and businesses to remove all types of waste. Where waste and material for recycling is not being placed in bins, bins are not put out for collection or bins have been overfilled, rubbish can begin to accumulate in gardens, back yards and other areas.
Use our quick and easy recycling locator to find out where to recycle specific items in your local area.

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