Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice
Waste and recycling
*Updated 26 May 2020*
Household waste and recycling centres (civic amenity sites)
Our household waste recycling centres will open on 1 June.
However, you should consider if your trip is really necessary, as lengthy queues are likely, especially in the days immediately after re-opening.
To keep site users and staff safe, there will be a number of temporary changes to the arrangements that were in place before the sites were closed due to the COVD-19 pandemic.
- only visit the site if you have no COVID-19 symptoms
- access is for South Lanarkshire residents only - please bring proof of address
- cars only - no vans, no trailers, no trade waste
- there will be a queuing system and a limited number of cars will be allowed inside at a time
- once parked in a bay, only one person can exit each car
- you must stay in your own bay
- each bay will have 3 skips, which initially will be available for black bag waste, cardboard (but not paper) and compostable garden waste
We will not be able to accept bulky items, furniture, building materials, wood, electricals, electronics, soil, rubble, polythene or polystyrene until further notice.
There will be diversions in place around some sites to manage traffic flow. Details and maps where available here:
In the meantime, please keep any excess waste safe, and remember that fly-tipping is a criminal offence that carries substantial fines.
We are all in this together – so please don’t make your rubbish your neighbours’ problem.
Bulky waste and bagged garden waste collection service
Bulky waste and bagged garden waste collection services have been suspended until further notice. Burgundy bin collections (food/ garden waste) are currently operating as normal.
Dealing with household waste if you are self-isolating
Any individuals asked to self-isolate, either as a precaution or because they are confirmed to have Coronavirus, should follow this advice to get rid of their household waste to ensure the virus is not spread via personal waste.
- All personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths should be placed securely in a plastic bag or bin liner
- This plastic bag should then be placed in another plastic bag and securely tied
- These bags must be stored separately to other waste for at least 72 hours before being placed in the general rubbish collection.
After 72 hours outside the body the virus is no longer viable and the double bagged waste can be put in the general rubbish collection as normal. Only waste that is contaminated, such as tissues that have been coughed in and cleaning cloths, need to be treated in this way. Regular household recycling and waste should be treated as normal.
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