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FAQs - Household Waste Recycling Centres

What is meant by black bags of household waste?

This means waste you would normally place within the black bags you put into your general waste bin. 

Do I need to book a slot?

There is no requirement to book a slot although please be mindful that it is anticipated that our centres will be very busy in the first few weeks of opening and we are urging residents to consider whether visiting is urgent or essential.

How are queues being managed? 

Temporary measures to manage traffic at each site will be in place.

Due to physical distancing requirements, the number of vehicles allowed into each site at any one time will be strictly limited. Once capacity is reached we will operate a policy of 'one vehicle out, one vehicle in'.

Cones and signage will be in place to help guide drivers safely into the each site. Please follow the direction of staff on hand to manage traffic and the police are also likely to be present initially. Signs that give an indication of waiting times will also be in place, but it is fully anticipated there will be delays before entering a centre.

Can I take glass recycling to one of the recycling centres?

No - please continue to utilise the network of public collection points across the city.  Further information on the location of these sites can be found via the Council website. Please follow this link for further information.

Is there a limit to how much you can take? Is there a weight limit? 

There is no weight limit; however, no trailers or vans will be accepted. 

We are urging residents to consider whether visiting is urgent or essential.

Can I take trades waste?

No - this will not be accepted at the current time.  All trade waste must go via weighbridge.

What about garden waste? 

From Monday 8 June, garden waste will be accepted at our centres. Please also continue to use your brown bin collection service for garden waste.

What social distancing practices will there be?

Additional signage and cones in place to ensure that physical distancing is adhered to at all times and ensure the safety of residents and staff. We ask that people travel alone to our centres where ever possible. However, if you need to move a larger item then you can bring another person from your own household to assist you.

Do I need to wear PPE? Will staff be wearing PPE?

Please follow Government guidance on the use of face coverings.  All Council jobs have been risk assessed for Covid-19 and staff will wear appropriate PPE as required for the job.

We don't have a car - when are bulk uplifts starting again?

The bulk uplift service is currently suspended.  Please leave any unwanted items safely on your own property such as your back garden or your back court and remain mindful of any fire risk.  No date has been set for the resumption of the bulk uplift service. Further information will available via the Council website and social media in due course.

Can I take a van?

No - vans are not permitted at the current time.

What ID do I need to bring?  

Please bring proof of Glasgow residence - a council tax or utility bill or your driver's licence.

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