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.
Information on what can be collected within the other bins can be found in the related content area.
General waste is taken for disposal to a private sector landfill site.
From spring 2017 this waste stream will be treated at the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre which is currently under construction at the council's Polmadie complex. This facility will have capacity to treat 200,000 tonnes of waste per annum and will divert 80% of the waste delivered to the facility from landfill and recycle 18%.
Further information on the new facility can be found under related documents.
If your general waste (green) bin has been damaged, during collection only, you can use our online form to request a replacement.