Rubbish and recycling
West Lothian Council collects domestic refuse in all areas of the district on a regular basis and also provide a wide range of facilities throughout to recycle.
Waste Services are responsible for the collection of all household waste and the environmentally responsible management of waste in line with the governments zero waste plan. The service provides a weekly uplift to around 75,000 households and a monthly uplift of garden waste during the growing season to the majority of these households.
Every year the service carries out around 21,000 bulky uplifts. There are twice weekly commercial uplifts from approximately 1,100 trade waste premises and council services. This amounts to more than 4.6 million uplifts a year. Over 43% of all waste managed was recycled = 47,600 tonnes, which is approximately 4,700 bin lorries a year diverted from landfill.
Community Recycling Centres
The service also has 6 Community Recycling Centres strategically located throughout West Lothian where residents bring their own household waste for recycling. In addition to this we provide information and support to customers on how to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste.
Please note that we are not able to collect any waste or recyclate that is not contained within the bin. If people do have any excess waste or recyclate this should be taken to our Community Recycling Centres at Broxburn, Blackburn, Linlithgow, Deans and Oakbank in Livingston, and Whitburn. Use the 'find my nearest' service.
We also provide 13 public conveniences in various locations in West Lothian.
Contact details: Waste Services, Nairn Road, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston, EH54 8AY. Tel 01506 775000