Local Government Election 2022 Results

The count for the election will take place at West Lothian College on Friday 6 May 2022. The results will be made available using the link above.

Blue Bins

Information about your blue bin.

Clean and dry

Information is detailed below on what goes in your blue bin.

On your day of collection, please place your bin on the kerbside with the lid closed by 7am Monday to Saturday.

Unfortunately, we cannot take anything that is not in the bin. It is vital that all items are in the bin with the lid shut.


What can I put in my blue bin?

Please Note: The use of  face coverings and gloves may remain part of our daily life for a little while. Any disposable protective equipment (face coverings, gloves etc) used outside a medical setting should please be discarded in the grey bin and not placed in the recycling. These items are not recyclable and it is impossible to tell whether they are infected or not once they appear at recycling facilities - causing unnecessary alarm. Check out our Recycling Activities  page to see how to make your own reusable face coverings from recycled materials at home.


Top tips for blue bins:

  • Everything must be clean and dry - wet and dirty materials such as food and drinks wastes, nappies and pet wastes spread through the whole load and mean it can rejected and landfilled.
  • Please do not place any material inside plastic bags. This prevents the material from being separated for recycling at the Materials Recycling Facility.
  • If your blue bin contains items in black bin bags or bin liners it will not be collected.
  • Please try not to compact the material in your bin, this can result in your bin being half emptied on collection day.  If your bin is not fully emptied due to the material being compacted, or frozen together in winter months, it is your responsibility to loosen the material ready for your next scheduled collection. No additional collection will be provided for half emptied bins.
  • Due to health and safety of our staff, please ensure that your bin is not too heavy as this can result in the bin lip snapping when lifted onto the lorry.  If your bin is deemed to be too heavy by our crew it will not be emptied and it is your responsibility to ensure items are removed so that the bin can be emptied on the next collection day.  No additional collections will be provided for bins which are considered to be too heavy. 

Blue Bin Recycling is Changing in 2022

In June 2022 the Council will introduce a new green recycling bin, in addition to your existing blue bin. The new green bin will help to reduce contamination in recycling by separating paper and card from other mixed dry recycling. For more information, please visit Changes to Bin Collections

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