Delays to rubbish and recycling collections

Wednesday 22 May at 9.00am

There are currently delays to the following kerbside collections in the Edinburgh area:

  • green recyclable bins - Portobello, Craigmillar, Southside, Newington, Liberton, Gilmerton, Craigentinny, Duddingston, Almond, Forth, Inverleith, Leith and Leith Walk
  • black/grey non-recyclable bins - Southside, Newington, Portobello, Craigmillar, Inverleith, Forth and Almond
  • food recyclable waste bins -Leith, Leith Walk, Liberton, Gilmerton, Portobello, Craigmillar, Craigentinny and Duddingston
  • brown recyclable garden waste bins - Craigentinny, Duddingston, Colinton and Fairmilehead

To avoid your bin being missed, please ensure

  • your bin is out where it can be easily seen 
  • your bin was on the kerbside from 6am until 10pm, your bin will not be classed as missed until after 10pm on your scheduled collection day
  • you have put your bin out on the right day - check your collection day
  • the lid is fully closed
  • the bin wasn't tagged as having the wrong items in it
  • access to the bin is not blocked by roadworks or parked cars.

You can take your household waste to a recycling centre.

Report a missed bin