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Household Waste & Recycling

Household Waste & Recycling

Containers and Bins

We supply the following waste containers to householders:

  • A Blue bin collected fortnightly for paper, cardboard, plastic, tins and cans
  • A Blue box collected weekly for glass, small electricals and batteries
  • A Plastic bag collected weekly for textiles and shoes
  • A Grey caddy collected weekly for all types of food
  • A Brown bin collected seasonally for garden material
  • A Green bin for material that currently cannot be recycled

On Collection Day

  • You can now use our Bin / Waste Collection calendar to find your waste collection date.
  • The blue and green bins should be placed along with your box, caddy and textile bag on the kerbside for 7.00am.
  • Please ensure all bin and caddy lids are closed to prevent litter and reduce accidents caused by overfilled bins falling from the collection vehicle.
  • Please avoid unnecessary obstruction by removing your waste bins, boxes and caddies from the kerbside as soon as practical.
  • Excess waste is not lifted, but you may request a Bulky Uplift or use the Forthbank Recycling Centre in Alloa.
  • Properties which lack the facilities to recycle, such as blocks of flats, will be included as soon as it is practical.

During the festive period your collection may change, please check our web page and local press for changes. Other holidays will not affect your service.

Report Missed Bins

If your bin has not been emptied then please check to see if it has a tag explaining the reason. We cannot empty bins if they contain the wrong materials. Should this be the case please follow the advice on the tag.

If it is after 4pm and there is no tag then we may genuinely have missed it. If this is the case please follow the advice on the missed bins link.

Help with taking your bin out

If you cannot present your bin/box, we may do this for you if there is no-one else in your household to do this.

You can apply for this using the form for assisted collections or alternatively contact us using the details at the bottom of this page. An officer will call and check if you are eligible for this service.

Applying for additional bin space

The Council will meet the genuine needs of all households requiring additional bin space provided the recycling services are being fully used.

Applications for additional bin space can be made in the following circumstances:

  • green bin - households with 4 or more permanent residents, or where there are two children in nappies (nappies should be bagged and wrapped).
  • blue bin - households with 5 or more permanent residents
  • households where additional waste is produced due to medical issues.

We will ask about your circumstances and verify your entitlement when you apply for additional bin space.

Please note that additional green bin space will only be provided where all recycling containers provided are fully utilised. 

Applications for any other reason will be assessed by a Waste Officer who will arrange a visit to discuss individual requests and advise on the use of the recycling services.

To apply for additional bin space or request a recycling box, food caddy and bags please use the form for additional bin capacity.

We are improving the Quality of our Recycling and everyone has a part to play. Please visit our Get Recycling Right page for more information.

Additional information

  • Our FAQs page has more information on the collection service.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

Waste Management
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000