Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) there have been changes made to this service. For further advice and guidance please read our dedicated services update page.
Collection of food waste from flats is suspended until further notice. Please place food waste into your green/metal general waste bin.
The collection of brown recycling bins from front and back door properties (for food and garden waste) will restart from Monday 11 May 2020.
We thank you for your patience during this time.
Approximately one third of the general waste bin comprises food waste. This service will seek to remove this waste from the general waste bin.
The following food waste will be collected;
Please do not place the following items into your food waste bin:
A food waste recycling service will be provided to all households within Glasgow by April 2017.
A commercial food waste recycling service is currently available. Please contact the commercial services team for further information.
For hints and tips on how to reduce food waste, please visit the Love Food, Hate Waste website.
The free LFHW app allows you to easily keep track of food planning, shopping, cooking meals and making the most of leftovers. It also has lots of great recipe ideas and tips for using forgotten foods and leftovers to make great tasting meals.
Replacement liners are not provided by the council. Additional compostable liners can be purchased from the main supermarkets and discount stores (usually found within the aisle with other bin liners). Many on-line retailers also sell compostable liners and can be found using an internet search engine. The size of the kitchen caddy provided to all households is 5 litres.
Food waste caddies are available for collection from the council offices at 231 George Street. The office is open Monday - Friday, 09:00 -17:00, excluding public holidays.
Residents within houses and four-in-a-block, that are part of the managed weekly collection service and present their bins on the kerbside, can place food waste into the brown bin. This bin also collects garden waste and is collected every two weeks, 12 months of the year.
Please see attached film for further information on the food waste collection service from houses.
Residents within flats and tenements are provided a grey wheelie bin which will predominantly be located within the backcourt area or bin storage area. One communal wheelie bin is provided per close and the bin is serviced weekly.
Please see attached film for further information on the food waste collection service from flats and tenements.
Residents within multi-storey premises are provided a large 500 litre grey bin. This will predominantly be located adjacent to the existing recycling bins around the curtilage of the building. One 500 litre bin is provided per block and the bin is serviced weekly.
Please see attached film for further information on the food waste collection service from multi-storey premises.