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Important Information

We are pleased to advise that from 12 November 2020 we will be collecting the existing build-up of bulk waste from known locations around the city.

From early December onwards we will then 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'.

Further details on how residents can make a request will be made available on our website and via social media in due course.

After a request is made, householders will be advised how to present their bulk waste ahead of collection. 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.

While resources are limited due to the on-going impact of the pandemic, it is still our intention to arrange an uplift within 28 days of a request.

An appointment-based system is in development that specify when the uplift will take place.

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.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres at Dawsholm, Shieldhall, Polmadie and Easter Queenslie are now providing a full waste disposal service and are open 7 days a week, 8-4pm (last entry 3.45pm).

 The following waste types are being accepted:

  • Bags of household waste
  • Electrical Items (including lamps, tv screens and monitors).
  • White Goods
  • Mattresses
  • Wood (including small furniture)
  • Cardboard
  • Garden waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Rubble
  • Dry mixed recyclables
  • Textiles
  • Cooking oil
  • Engine oil
  • Hazardous household items such solvent based paint, pesticides
  • Car batteries

Please note that our staff will not be able to provide physical assistance to householders to unload material.

Locations of Household Recycling Centres

Dawsholm Recycling Centre
75 Dalsholm Road
G20 0TB

Easter Queenslie Recycling Centre
90 Easter Queenslie Road
G33 4UL

Polmadie Recycling Centre
425 Polmadie Road
G42 0PJ

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
Renfrew Road

National Re-use Tool

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:

  • Sofas and armchairs (fire regulation tags must be attached)
  • Beds and mattresses (fire regulation tags must be attached)
  • Wardrobes, chest of drawers, bookcases, dressing tables
  • Dining furniture
  • Fridges, freezers, electric cookers, washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Bicycles

Examples of items that re-use organisations will not accept are:

  • Items which are soiled, ripped or damaged in any way
  • Gas appliances of any kind
  • Bulky style televisions
  • Large wall units
  • Small electrical items (e.g toasters, kettles, microwaves)
  • Items that have been left outside
  • Sofa and armchairs which have had fire tags removed

Charity shops and other furniture re-use organisation within Glasgow also accept household goods for re-use.




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