COVID-19: bins and recycling updates

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Recycling centres

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Guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Store personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags. Place these bags into another bag, tie it securely and keep it separate from other waste. Wait at least 72 hours before putting it in your usual external household waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

For more advice on what to do while you are self-isolating visit the UK government’s website.


As many people are now working at home, there are more parked cars on streets. To allow us to safely access your street on bin collection days, we ask drivers not to park close to junctions and keep turning points clear. Narrow streets can also be difficult to access so please park considerately as not doing so might mean we cannot carry out a collection.

Commercial waste

  • If you need to make changes to your service offer, for example amending it to show periods when your business was closed for an extended period due to the pandemic, email
  • Commercial glass collections restarted week beginning 26 April 2021.
  • Current guidance on commercial waste at recycling centres.

Zero Waste Scotland

Get tips and advice on managing household waste during the coronavirus outbreak at Zero Waste Scotland.