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Special (bulk) uplifts

You are entitled to one free uplift each year from April - March. Extra uplifts cost £30 each. We charge more than £30 if you have been doing DIY or are clearing a house and have a lot to uplift and you have already used your free uplift. Depending on what you want collected we may visit to assess your request.

We will not collect car batteries, chemicals (unless specifically arranged), gas bottles and canisters, asbestos, oil, car tyres, clinical and hazardous waste, supermarket trolleys, concrete foundations, slabs and lintels, creosote, motorized wheel chairs and fluorescent tubes. Mirrors and panes of glass can no longer be collected as part of the special uplift service, neither can liquid paint (unless it has been hardened, either by exposing it to the air or by adding soil, sand or paint hardener to the tin). You can dispose of all of these items at our waste and recycling centres.

You should read How to prepare your special uplift before putting it out for collection.

We can uplift a maximum of 20 items at a time.

When you fill out the form we'll tell you which day we collect in your area. You should leave it out at the collection point before 7am that day.

If your waste isn't collected please leave it at your collection point and we will get to it as soon as we can. Bad weather or a vehicle breakdown can mean we run late with collections.

We take some items such as fridges, freezers and scrap metal such as radiators and boilers separately for recycling.

Please note: There will be no special (bulk) uplifts between Monday 24 December 2018 and Friday 4 January 2019

How to cancel an uplift or make changes

If you have booked an uplift and no longer need it, or would like to make changes, please contact Waste and Grounds Services.

Charity donations

To help reduce the waste that you put into your bins you could also consider donating the following items to local charity shops:

  • clothing
  • DVDs, CDs and games
  • crockery and ornaments
  • books
  • small general household items
  • toys and jigsaws

Recycle for Scotland

If your item is still in good condition Zero Waste Scotland’s Re-use Line could collect it for free. They connect people with items to pass on, with local charities and social enterprises. They can accept a range of large household items, including furniture in a re-useable condition, soft furnishings such as sofas, mattresses and armchairs that have fire regulation labels attached and electrical items such as washing machines, fridges and cookers in good working order.

Donate online anytime using the Re-Use online form or phone 0800 0665 820, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Only items the organisations think they can sell will be uplifted, so collection cannot not guaranteed. You can also visit Recycle for Scotland for more information.

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