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Compostable waste uplift

Our service to uplift compostable garden waste is free

Compostable waste includes clippings from grass, hedges, trees and shrubs, flowers, plants and weeds. It does not include turf, soil, rubble, bricks, stone chips, garden furniture or fences. If you have these items see the Special uplift request page.

  • You should bag your waste
  • Branches should be cut down to less than 5 feet long and tied in bundles
  • For safety, items/bags must be able to be lifted shoulder high by one person
  • We can uplift a maximum of 20 items/bags 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.

Compostable waste uplifts will not be provided between Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Friday 3 January 2020 inclusive. If you need an uplift before Christmas, make sure we receive your request before Friday 13 December.

Remember, you can take any additional garden waste including real Christmas trees to one of our Household Waste and Recycling Centres. Vans or cars with trailers must pre-book for the Carluke site by calling our Customer Contact Centre on 0303 123 1020 (Contact centre will be closed from 25 to 29 December and 1 to 2 January)

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