We are pleased to advise that from 10 December we will operate a by-request-only service for bulk uplifts from residents in flats and main door properties.
A request-only service means the council will no longer be collecting bulky waste from designated pick-up points on 'bulk day'.
Residents can place a request for a maximum of 10 items on MyGlasgow App or by using our online form.
You will receive an email acknowledgement and once your request has been processed you will receive a further email with your Collection Date.
Please only present your bulky waste on the day before your Collection Date.
Place it within the grounds of your property (e.g. a backcourt or garden) and ensure it does not obstruct bins or common pathways. Just leaving items on the street or in a back lane will be regarded as fly-tipping and the people responsible will be open to enforcement action.
*Exceptions to this are if you have no outside space or we collect your bins from the street due to access issues. In these cases please present your waste in front of your property.
If you need to Cancel your request please complete our online form.
More information is available in our FAQs section.
During the pandemic, many housing associations have removed items on behalf of their tenants and tenants are advised to check with their landlord for up-to-date information on local arrangements for them.
Residents can continue to visit our Household Waste Recycling Centres, and if items are in good condition, residents can also use Zero Waste Scotland's National Re-use Tool and donate these items to charity.
We know this has been an exceptionally tough time for everyone and we are very grateful for the support we have received from housing associations and also from the vast majority of householders, who have stored items safely or made use of our waste centres.
We have produced a poster that can be printed and placed in properties to let residents know about changes to the service.
All food waste within fridges and freezers should be removed prior to placing the equipment out for bulk collection.
We do not collect any of the following:
The following items can be disposed of free of change at one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres .
We apply a charge for some items. Please use our Bulky Waste Enquiry form to request this service.
We apply a minimum charge for the first 30 minutes and every 15 minutes thereafter.
We also offer a house clearance service charged per half hour.
Our current rates are in the Book of charges [773kb]
To cancel your Bulky Waste request, please complete our online form.
Our centres at Dawsholm, Shieldhall, Polmadie and Easter Queenslie continue to be very busy as the lockdown restrictions are eased and we are urging residents to consider whether visiting is urgent or essential.
Anyone in self isolation or with Covid-19 symptoms must not visit our HWRCs under any circumstances.
Our Household Waste Recycling Centres are open 7 days a week, 8-4pm (last entry 3.45pm).
From Monday 3rd August, vans used by residents will be accepted at Easter Queenslie only between 08:00 - 11:00 and 13:00 - 16:00. Entry will be refused at any other times. This is to enable us to safely manage the number of vans using the centre.
Please do not use a van to visit any of our other centres (Dawsholm, Shieldhall or Polmadie) as you will be refused entry.
The total weight of the van must be less than 3.5 tonnes.
All vans are required to report to the weighbridge at Easter Queenslie and not the main HWRC entry point. Staff on site will then provide direction to the tipping location.
Our centres now provide a full waste disposal service, accepting the following waste types:
Please note that our staff will not be able to provide physical assistance to householders to unload material.
Due to the current situation, in order to reduce queuing times and to protect you and our staff there are rules in place that you must follow when visiting one of our centres:
Please see our frequently asked questions for more information.
If you have an enquiry relating to Bulky Waste scheduling; problems with your collection; Special Collections or any other Bulky Waste enquiry then you can contact us by completing our online Bulky Waste enquiry form.
Please Note: Prior to using this form, please read the Bulky Waste Frequently Asked Questions, which may answer your enquiry without the need to submit a form. You can access our FAQs on our website here.
Please do not use this form if you need to make a Bulky Waste collection.
Dawsholm Recycling Centre
75 Dalsholm Road
Easter Queenslie Recycling Centre
90 Easter Queenslie Road
Polmadie Recycling Centre
425 Polmadie Road
Please Note: Unfortunately there is no access to vehicles above 1.8m at Polmadie Recycling Centre. Please use one of the other HWRC's for access with vehicles above this height.
Shieldhall Recycling Centre
If you have bulk items that are in good condition, could be re-used, haven't been left outside and still have the necessary fire labels (for sofas and armchairs), simply visit the Zero Waste website. There you can search for the re-use organisations that can collect items from your area. You will need to contact a suitable re-use organisation from the directory and arrange for your items to be collected.
All items should be in good working condition. Examples of items that re-use organisations will accept are:
Examples of items that re-use organisations will not accept are:
Charity shops and other furniture re-use organisation within Glasgow also accept household goods for re-use.