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Request replacement/additional/new recycling bins

Request new recycling bin

Please note: Flats do not receive a brown bin or purple bin service. Please do not request these bins if you live in a flat.

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 140 litre / 240 litre sized recycling bins are supplied 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?

You can request additional recycling bins using our online form.

Recycling bins are normally delivered within 7 weeks. Also, please use the following links which provide more information on Household Waste Recycling Centres and the network of public collection points for recycling. 

You can also report a missed bin using our MyGlasgow app. You can download our app from the App store and Google Play.

How do I cancel my request?

To cancel your Replacement or Additional Recycling Bin request, please complete our online form.

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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