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The general waste service should be used to collect those items that cannot be collected by the other council recycling services.
Dependant on the property type, the type of bin used for general waste will differ.
Any items that cannot go into a recycling a blue, purple, brown bin or grey food caddy, can go into a general waste bin other than hazardous, bulky or electrical items and batteries.
Information on what can be collected within the other bins can be found in the related content area.
Facilities are available at each of the councils household waste recycling centres for the collection of hazardous household waste, electrical items and batteries. Further information on arranging a bulk waste collection is available here
The majority of general waste is processed at the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) which you can read more about at the Transforming Waste in Glasgow website with a small amount of material also disposed at a privately operated landfill site.
The GRREC uses state-of-the-art technology to extract recyclables from waste which would otherwise be disposed and recovers energy from material which cannot be recycled. The facility has been fully operational since January 2019.
If your general waste (green) bin has been damaged, during collection only, you can use our online form to request a replacement.