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Request replacement/additional/new recycling bins

Request new recycling bin

What recycling bins should I have?

For residents in houses e.g. detached, semi-detached, four-in-a-block, the following bins are provided:

  • One blue 240 litre recycling bin for collection of paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and food and drink cans
  • One brown 240 litre recycling bin for the collection of organic garden and food waste
  • One purple 140 litre recycling bin for the collection of glass bottles and jars

Additional or replacement recycling bins are provided at no cost.

Residents within flats/tenements/multi-storey properties will have bins for general waste, a blue bin for recycling paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and food and drink cans and a grey bin for the collection of food waste. The type and size of bin within these property types will differ due to access and space requirements.

How do I request additional recycling bins?

We're currently receiving a high demand on this service and unfortunately, this is resulting in considerable delays with the delivery of recycle bins. Please use the following links which provide more information on Household Waste Recycle Centre and the network of public collection points for recycling.  Glasgow City Council apologise for any inconvenience that this has caused.

You can request additional recycling bins using our website.

You can also report a missed bin using our MyGlasgow app. You can download our app from your app store.

You can also report a missed bin by phoning us on 0141 287 9700.

What is myaccount?

myaccount gives you the ability to set up an online account using a single user name and password to access a range of online public services including some Glasgow City Council services.  Read more about myaccount.


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