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Bins, recycling and rubbish

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.

Green bin How often is my green bin collected?

Your green bin is collected every 3 weeks.

Please put your bin by the kerb by 7am on your collection day.

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, please put it in a container next to your bin.

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, it will affect the recycling process.

If this is the case, we won't collect your green bin on that occasion. We'll also put a sticker on your bin to mark it as contaminated.

Request a new or replacement green bin

Request a green bin

Contact us



0141 577 3001

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