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Bins, recycling and neighbourhood services

Bins, recycling and neighbourhood services

Last updated: 02/06/2020

Bins

Blue bin recycling collections will be reintroduced w/c 22 June.

We're able to reinstate these collections because staffing levels have increased since the initial lockdown was announced, however they're not yet at a level to allow the resuming of full normal service.

This is how the updated weekly collection cycle will work for May and June:

  • W/c Monday 25 May - green (plastic, cans and bottles) and brown (garden and food) bin collections on your normal collection day
  • W/c Monday 1 June - grey (non-recyclable) bin collection on your normal collection day
  • W/c Monday 8 June - grey (non-recyclable) bin collection on your normal collection day
  • W/c Monday 15 June - green (plastic, cans and bottles) and brown (garden and food) bin collections on your normal collection day
  • W/c Monday 22 June - blue (paper and cardboard) and on your normal collection day
  • W/c Monday 29 June - grey (non-recyclable) bin collection on your normal collection day

Once blue bin collections resume w/c 22 June, we'll return to the 3 week recycling cycle (excluding brown bins which will be collected with your green bins).

Any further updates will be added to this webpage and our social media accounts. Please share this information with those who may not be online.

Additional information:

  • Please don't leave additional waste in bags beside your grey bin - it isn't safe for our staff to touch and it won't be collected
  • If you do have excess garden waste, we suggest finding an area in the garden suitable to allow it to compost naturally
  • No further requests for additional grey bins will be accepted
  • There will be no further special uplift bookings taken
  • We'll still aim to collect your bin on the normal collection day

The following services will continue to operate as normal:

  • Trade waste collections
  • Litter bin emptying and manual street sweeping

Recycling centres

Barrhead Household Waste Recycling Centre

The Barrhead household waste recycling centre on Carlibar Road will reopen on Monday 1 June, operating Monday to Friday.

In order that the Barrhead site can operate safely and in line with social distancing rules, each day it'll only be open to residents from a specific East Renfrewshire area. This will help prevent long queues of vehicles at the site which would cause traffic issues in the local area.

How will it work?

  • Monday - Barrhead, Liboside and Uplawmoor (Ward 1)
  • Tuesday - Newton Means North and Neilston (Ward 2)
  • Wednesday - Giffnock and Thornliebank (Ward 3)
  • Thursday - Clarkston, Netherlee and Williamwood (Ward 4)
  • Friday - Newton Mearns South and Eaglesham (Ward 5)

If you don't know which of these areas your address falls in, you can find out your ward on our 'Find my councillor' web page.

The Barrhead HWRC will be open from 10am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, with the last entry at 3.15pm each day. As the number of visits will be limited, you should consider whether your trip is absolutely necessary.

You should only travel to the recycling centre if it's your allocated day and you must bring proof of where you live. For example, driving licence, council tax or utility bill. If you don't bring proof of where you live, you'll be refused entry.

Visits are limited to one visit and vehicle per week per household.

The Barrhead HWRC is licensed to accept household waste and materials only for recycling and no vans or trailers will be permitted entry. White goods, such as a fridge or washing machine, won't be accepted at this time.

To keep yourself, others and our staff safe, ensure you follow social distancing guidelines whilst on the site.

Please be patient as queues are likely. Unfortunately, site staff will not be able to physically assist with disposal. There will be zero tolerance of any abuse of staff or any other anti social behaviour.

Be aware that if vehicles queuing at the Barrhead Recycling Centre begin to affect traffic in the area, we'll temporarily close the site to allow traffic to clear and to ensure the safety of the public as well as our staff.

If you or anyone in your household is in self-isolation or has symptoms of COVID-19, you must not visit the recycling centres under any circumstances. Please share this with those who may not be online.

Greenhags Household Waste Recycling Centre

The Greenhags household waste recycling centre on Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, will reopen on Saturday 6 June, operating weekends only.

In order that the site can operate safely and to prevent traffic issues in the local area, visits will be by appointment only.

How will it work?

Residents can call and book an appointment on 0141 577 8641. Do not call any other Council telephone number to try and book an appointment.

This line will open at 9am on a Wednesday ahead of the weekend. For example, the line will open on Wednesday 3 June for appointments for Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June. Once all appointments are full the line will close.

You will need to provide the following information so the team can provide you with a time slot:

  • your name
  • your address
  • you vehicle registration

The site will be open from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday (last entry will be 3.30pm).

The number of visits will be limited and you should consider whether your trip is absolutely necessary.

You should only travel to the recycling centre if it is your allocated time slot. You must bring proof of where you live (driving licence, council tax or utility bill). If you don't bring proof of where you live, you'll be refused entry.

Visits are limited to one visit per weekend per household.  No vans or trailers will be permitted entry and white goods will not be accepted at this time.

To keep yourself, others and our staff safe, ensure you follow social distancing guidelines whilst on site.

Please be patient as queues are likely. Unfortunately, site staff will not be able to physically assist with disposal. There will be zero tolerance of any abuse of staff or any other anti-social behaviour.

This site availability is in addition to the allocated days for the Barrhead site.

If you or anyone in your household is in self-isolation or has symptoms of COVID-19, you must not visit the recycling centres under any circumstances. Please share this with those who may not be online.

What to do with your waste if you have Coronavirus symptoms

If you've symptoms of Coronavirus or live with someone who does, you must store your personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable plastic bags.

When appropriate, these bags should be removed and placed into another bag and securely tied or sealed and kept separate from other waste.

This must be stored for at least 72 hours inside your property before being put in your non-recyclable waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.