Delays to rubbish and recycling collections

Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 5.00pm

We are still having issues with staff shortages due to Coronavirus, so your bin may be serviced by a different crew, or at a different time. Make sure your bins and boxes are easily accessible and visible for crews.

There are currently no delays to kerbside collections in the Edinburgh area.

If you see our crews in the street please keep a safe distance from them of at least two metres. This is to protect them and you.  Please visit the Scottish Government’s website for the latest advice.

Avoid bin delays

You can help avoid delays and missed bins by not:

  • parking in front of bins as it means we can't empty them
  • blocking access to streets for our bin trucks
  • putting your bin out where it cannot be easily seen.

Recycling centres are open by appointment. Book a visit to a household waste recycling centre.

Find your collection day

Report a missed bin