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Our Customer Service opening hours are 8.45am - 4.45pm, Monday to Friday. The Payment Centre hours are 9am - 4.15pm, with only credit/debit card payments (not cash) between 1pm and 2pm. 

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Bins, recycling and rubbish

Business waste

A chargeable service for the collection of waste and recycling from businesses in East Renfrewshire.

Large wheelie bin used for business waste in East Renfrewshire

We offer trade waste and recycling collection services to local businesses in the area.

Interested local business can complete the following form or contact Environmental Services to discuss their requirements:

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Please note: Businesses will not be affected by the Four Bin Service offered to residents as of October 2016.

Recycling made easy

Any business with provision for the collection of more than 500 litres of landfill waste per week will be entitled to a free recycling collection (excluding cardboard and food waste) or alternatively all customers can benefit from a free recycling disposal permit which allows access to our Business Waste Recycling Centre located at Barrhead Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Customers using this facility must firstly register with SEPA using the:

Are you compliant?

All businesses in Scotland are required to recycle the 5 key materials (paper, glass, plastics, metal and cardboard).

Any business producing more than 50kg (around half of a 120 litre bin) of food waste per week is required to separate this from their landfill waste and present this for separate collection.

From 1 January 2016, any business producing more than 5kg of food waste per week must present this for separate collection.  We can help you to meet this legal obligation.  Please contact the Business Waste Team to find out more.

Special commercial uplifts

A charge of £27.50 will be payable for any additional uplift of waste to a trade customer. This will be added to the standard uplift charge for that container. If the waste is not held within a waste container a quote for removal will be provided.

Contaminated recycling containers and special uplifts of recycling containers

A charge of £27.50 will be payable for any additional uplift of waste to a trade customer. This will be added to the standard uplift charge for that container. If the waste is not held within a waste container a quote will be provided. Any recycling container that cannot be collected due to contamination will be liable for a £27.50 charge to remove. This will be added to the standard uplift charge.


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