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Coronavirus

Coronavirus is one of the biggest challenges we’ve faced in our lifetimes and our response to it must reflect its magnitude. That’s why Zero Waste Scotland is working with Local and Scottish Government and other key partners to make sure we meet this challenge head on.

Are my local collection services and recycling centres affected?

Local authorities across Scotland are being affected differently and at different times due to coronavirus.

It is important to check your local authority website regularly, to keep up to date with any waste and recycling changes that may affect you, including what materials are being collected and when to put your bins out for collection.

From 1st June, some recycling centres will reopen. Householders are asked to only visit a recycling centre if waste cannot be stored safely at home. Sites will operate differently than before, so if you do need to visit a recycling centre it is important to plan before you go. Check your local authority website to see opening hours, rules for access, availability slots and which materials are being accepted. Learn more on what to expect at recycling centres.

Household waste - wheelie bins along a street

Find the latest update from your local council

Find your Local Authority

Main Website

http://www.glasgow.gov.uk

Waste and Recycling Services Page

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/coronavirus

Recycling Centre Information

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/coronavirus

Main Website

http://www.pkc.gov.uk

Waste and Recycling Services Page

https://www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus/waste

Recycling Centre Information

https://www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus/waste

Main Website

http://www.shetland.gov.uk

Waste and Recycling Services Page

https://www.shetland.gov.uk/coronavirus.asp

Recycling Centre Information

https://www.shetland.gov.uk/coronavirus.asp

Managing household waste during coronavirus

Life isn’t quite normal at the moment and that is as true for local authorities as it is for everyone else. Local authorities across Scotland are working hard to provide the best possible service, with everyone’s health and safety remaining the top priority.

In some cases, waste and recycling services have been temporarily disrupted. These are necessary measures and disruptions will not be in place any longer than they need to be.

We all need to play our part in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus and supporting our local authorities. That means staying at home and respecting physical distancing guidelines. By following our simple and practical advice on how to manage your waste effectively, you can help to ease the pressure on our essential services.

And, as always, please follow public health advice to keep yourself, your community and Scotland safe.

Follow our simple and practical advice on how to manage your waste effectively to help ease the pressure on our essential services.

Tackling flytipping

With coronavirus posing a very real threat to all of us, now is not the time to try and dispose of additional waste or large items – so please keep them at home until recycling centres re-open.