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Bins, recycling and rubbish

Blue paper and cardboard bin

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

Blue bin How often is my blue bin collected?

Your blue bin is collected every 3 weeks.

Please place your bin on the kerbside by 7am.

What goes in my blue bin?

Blue bin contents
Yes pleaseNo thanks
  • Cereal boxes / ready-meal sleeves
  • Christmas / greeting cards
  • Computer paper
  • Contents of junk mail
  • Directories / catalogues
  • Envelopes (but not padded)
  • Magazines / newspapers
  • Corrugated or packing cardboard
  • Cardboard lined cartons (juice cartons)
  • Card soiled with food
  • Paperback books

Waste not in your blue bin

For recycling that doesn't fit in your blue bin, we'll collect it if it's in a container next to your bin.

You can also take it to your nearest recycling centre or recycling point

Material not suitable for your blue bin

If you put material in your blue bin that shouldn't be there, it will affect the recycling process.

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

Request a new or replacement blue bin

Request a blue bin

Contact us



0141 577 3001

Related information

When is my bin emptied?

Report a missed bin

Recycling - how are we doing?




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