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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?

Residents within flats/tenements/multi-storey properties will have recycling bins for;

  • blue bin for recycling paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and food and drink cans
  • grey bin for the collection of food waste. 

Four blue 240 litre bins is provided as standard to a close of 8 flats.  However, the type and size of bins within these property types may differ due to access and space requirements.

The majority of flatted properties do not have a garden and the brown bin service is not currently provided to these property types.

A glass collection service is not provided to flatted properties, however, a network of public recycling points is provided for glass bottles and jars which are predominantly located in areas of high density housing.

How do I request additional recycling bins?

You can request additional recycling bins using our online form.

We are currently experiencing a high volume of requests for our bins therefore please wait at least 8 weeks for delivery. 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.

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