Household rubbish collection
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If your bin has been missed please report it using our report a missed bin form. You can find your rubbish, food waste and garden waste collection days in our bin collection directory. You can check your collection times for red and blue boxes at Greenboxday.
Find out about any disruptions to your normal bin collection services.
Bin collection days
Your green household bin, brown garden waste bin and grey food bin collections are on the same day of the week. We collect grey food bins every week and green and brown bins are collected on alternate weeks (brown bin collections are monthly in winter)
We have always had a policy of not picking up extra waste beside bins or overfilled bins. Find out about our side waste policy.
Due to health and safety reasons and to avoid damage to our vehicles, some items can't be disposed of in your bin.
Building bricks or Rubble
Should you have any queries please contact us for more advice.Our recycling centres accept most items, please see our Community Recycling Centre page for more details.
Bins should be on the kerbside by 6am on collection day. If your bin has not been emptied by 10pm, please check our service changes page as we may be delayed. If your street/area is not listed then please use our report a missed collection form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 529 3030.
If you have forgotten to put your bin out, you can take your waste to a Community Recycling Centre, book a special collection, or wait until your next collection day. Please remember that waste left at the side of your bin or overloaded bins will not be collected.
Communal rubbish bins
Rubbish sack collections in the city centre
We will collect household waste in sacks twice a week from city centre properties that do not have communal waste container. Find out about the modernising waste project and see how we are improving collections.
We have improved your waste collection service to make it easier for you to recycle more of your waste. We provide a variety of recycling services across the city - visit our recycling pages for more information.
Find out what happens to all the waste that is not recycled by watching our landfill journey video.