Festive period bin and recycling times

Nobody wants to miss their bin day, particularly at Christmas, so here are those all important dates for when to put your bins out.

For residents who receive a collection on a Sunday (Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) or Monday (Boxing Day and January 2), refuse and recycling collections will be running two days later on the Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Collections on all other days will be on their usual day.

So for example if your normal collection day is Christmas Eve it will stay the same, but if its on Christmas Day then it would be collected on December 27.

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Boxing Day collections will be picked up on Wednesday 28 December, but Tuesday collection (27th) will remain the same.

Other dates that will stay the same if this is your bin collection day include December 28, 29, 30 and 31. But if your collection day is New Year’s Day then it will be collected on Tuesday, 3 January. For

2 January, it will be collected on Wednesday 4 January.

Normal collection days will resume on Tuesday 3 January,so please ensure your bins and food caddies are out on the kerbside by 7am on the relevant collection day.

Councillor Stewart MacDonald, Convener of Neighbourhood Services, said: “At this time of year there is often more waste from the packaging of food and gifts. I would encourage all residents to try and recycle as much as possible, either through the kerbside collection scheme or at any of the Council’s recycling sites throughout the area.

“We are also encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees. Our recycling sites will be accepting trees from 6 January 2017. If anyone wants to recycle their Christmas tree but cannot take it to one of our tree recycling points, they can call the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 4510 and one of our agents will arrange for your tree to be picked up for recycling in the week beginning 16 January.”

Residents can find detailed information on the location, opening times and what can be recycled at our recycling sites on our website www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk, by calling 0300 123 4510, or by emailing

The Mavis Valley Refuse and Recycling Centre site will also be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and on 1 and 2 January 2017. Over the festive period the site will operate within winter working hours and will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 8am - 5pm and 8.30am - 4.30pm at the weekend. Normal van restriction times will still apply over this period.