Delays to rubbish and recycling collections

Thursday 21 January 2021 at 9:30 am

There are currently delays with the following collections in the Edinburgh area:

  • grey/black non-recyclable bins - Colinton, Fairmilehead, Pentland Hills, Fountainbridge and Craiglockhart
  • green recyclable bins - Pentland Hills, Leith, Liberton and Gilmerton
  • food waste bins - Colinton and Fairmilehead
  • blue glass boxes - Pentland Hills

Leave your bin/box at the kerbside for collection.

Please note - due to the adverse weather conditions some services due to be collected today may be effected by delays. Currently all kerbside waste collections in the Gilmerton and Liberton area have been suspended.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Approaching our crew

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 advice on social distancing.

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 now open on an appointment only basis. Book a visit to a household waste recycling centre.

Find your collection day

Report a missed bin