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What you can recycle and how

Household waste can be reduced, re-used, recycled, recovered and disposed of in different ways. Please see the following pages of how and what you can recycle. For items that cannot currently be recycled please go to our Black/green household waste bin page.

Zero Waste Scotland also provides helpful information. You can also contact the Re-use team on 0800 0665 820.

We have six main household waste and recycling centres where you can recycle glass, paper, textiles, oil, car batteries and cans. By using our recycling facilities you are helping us reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

There are also recycling banks which can usually be found next to supermarket car parks. Recycling banks are emptied regularly. If you find a bank that is full please report this by using the contact details provided on the bank.

There are many other websites you can use to pass on your unwanted items. Some examples are Freecycle, Gumtree and Friday-Ad

Local charity shops may also be happy to take your goods.

For information on what to put in your bin please see the Bins and recycling pages.

And with recycling symbols now appearing on lots of everyday items please go to to find out what they mean and how to dispose of them.

Refuse, Grounds Maintenance and Street Cleansing

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday, 8.45am - 4.45pm Friday, 8.45am - 4.15pm

Phone: 0303 123 1020