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Bin collections

– from Monday 1 October we will be red tagging contaminated bins More information

Bin collections

Black/green household waste bin

The following items can be put in your black/green non-recyclable waste bin:

  • plastic bags
  • food packaging where it has been in direct contact with food
  • crisp and sweet wrappers
  • polystyrene
  • polythene
  • drinks cartons etc
  • cooking oil (cooled and sealed in a plastic container)
  • paint tins - IF the left over paint is solidified by either adding a paint hardener or sand/soil. If the paint isn't hardened (ie liquid paint) you must take it to one of the following waste and recycling centres: Carluke, Eastfield, East Kilbride and Hamilton/Blantyre
  • CDs - these can’t be recycled (and should not be put into any recycling bin) - there are a small number of  CD banks that take them - please check your local recycling points for availability. Charity shops also take them.

If you need help to dispose of medical waste please contact our Customer Services Centre on 0303 123 1020.

We recommend you put your house number on your wheelie bins.