Green plastic, cans and bottles bin

Find out what goes in your green bin, how often it's collected and how to request a new or replacement bin.

How often is my green bin collected?

Your green bin is collected every 3 weeks.

What goes in my green bin?

Green bin contents
Yes pleaseNo thanks
  • Plastic drink bottles
  • Clear plastic milk bottles
  • Cooking oil bottles
  • Toiletry / household cleaning bottles
  • Food trays
  • Margarine tubs
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Drinks cans
  • Food cans and tins
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminium foil
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Contaminated food containers
  • Plastic bags, liners of cling-film
  • Foam and polystyrene food trays
  • Foil containers
  • Vending plastic cups
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Clothes hangers
  • Toys
  • Broken glass
  • Crockery
  • Drinking glasses
  • Light bulbs
  • Plate glass
  • Pyrex glass


Waste not in your bin

For recycling that doesn't fit in your green bin, put it in a container next to your bin by 7am on the day of collection.

Please note, excess glass must be put in a box.

Material not suitable for your green bin

If you put material in your green bin that shouldn't be there we won't collect it. We'll also put a sticker on your bin to mark it as contaminated.

Contact us

Email: customerservice@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Phone: 0141 577 3001

Last modified on 15th June 2020

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