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Bins, recycling and rubbish

Cleansing festive arrangements 2018/2019

Changes to cleansing arrangements over the festive period

4 bins - blue, green, brown and grey

When will you collect my blue bin if my usual uplift day falls on Christmas Day?

Blue paper bin collections will take place as normal except for Tuesday 25 December.

We will collect paper bins due for collection this day on Wednesday 26 December.

When will you collect my grey bin if my usual uplift day falls on New Year's Day?

Grey refuse bin collections will take place as normal except for Tuesday 1 January.

We will collect grey bins due for collection this day on Wednesday 2 January.

We are anticipating this to be a busy week for our crews following the festive period. If necessary we will also collect on Saturday 5 January. We will make all grey bin collections by this date at the latest.

Brown bin collections

24 to 28 December

There will be no brown bin collections.

31 to 4 January

Put your brown bin out as normal. We'll aim to collect this but cannot guarantee it.

Our priority this week is to collect all grey general waste.

7 January

Normal bin service.

What can I do with my Christmas tree?

We will collect Christmas trees week beginning Monday 7 January. You can also leave Christmas trees at the side of your brown bin.

What do I do if my paper bin is full and I have a lot of cardboard?

If your blue bin is full, you can take excess recycling to our Household Waste and Recycling Centres at:

Barrhead Recycling Centre, Carlibar Road, Barrhead G78 1AA.

Greenhags Recycling Centre, Ayr Road, Newton Mearns G77 6RY.

You can find your nearest recycling point here.

Can I recycle my wrapping paper?

You can recycle your non-foil based wrapping paper in your blue paper bins.

You must put any foil based paper in your general waste bin.

Can I recycle my broken Christmas lights?

You can't recycle broken Christmas lights. You can take them to one of our Household Waste and Recycling Centres and place them in the WEEE containers.

When will Greenhags and Barrhead Recycling Centres be open over the festive period?

Barrhead remains closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January. Normal operating hours of 8am-5:30pm will apply at all other times.

Restrictions remain in place for vans at Barrhead during this time. We ask that you instead visit Greenhags if you wish to bring a van.

Greenhags remains closed on 25 December and 1 January. Normal operating hours of 8am-5:30 will be in place all other days.

Will there be disruption to the special uplift service over the festive period?

We will suspend our special uplift service over the festive period. The last uplifts will take place between 19 and 21 December. You must request these dates before 2pm Tuesday 18 December.

Uplifts will resume on Wednesday 9 January.

Our Customer First team will resume taking bookings from Thursday 3 January 2019.


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