Delays to rubbish and recycling collections

Friday 30 July 2021 at 9.00am

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

  • grey/black non-recyclable bins - Pentland Hills, Almond, Portobello and Craigmillar
  • green recyclable bins - Drum Brae, Gyle, Portobello, Craigmillar, Craigentinny and Duddingston
  • blue recyclable boxes - Portobello, Craigmillar, Craigentinny and Duddingston
  • food recyclable waste bins - Portobello and Craigmillar
  • brown recyclable garden waste bins - Liberton, Gilmerton, Southside, Newington, Portobello, Leith, Craigmillar, Craigentinny and Duddingston

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

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