What can I not have uplifted?

There are some types of material that for health and safety reasons, or because they may damage the mechanism on the collection vehicles, that may be unsuitable for a bulky uplift.

Find below details of items which cannot be uplifted and alternative means of disposing of these items.

Items NOT uplifted

Where item can be disposed

General refuse bagsSeparate your waste and recycling and store any additional waste safely within your property until it can be placed in the bin.
Cast iron washing poles with concrete bases Please search online for local specialist waste contractors.
CementPlease search online for local specialist waste contractors.
Supermarket trolleysPlease contact the respective retailer to arrange uplift for these. There is no charge to the public for these services. For more information visit Report Fly-tipping.
Garage doorsPlease search online for local specialist waste contractors.
Garden rollersPlease search online for local specialist waste contractors.
SafesPlease search online for local specialist waste contractors.
Cast iron bathsPlease search online for local specialist waste contractors.
BranchesPlease search online for local specialist waste contractors.
Grass clippings or other organic garden wastePlease place this in your brown bin. Any excess garden waste should be stored within your property until it can be placed in the bin. 
Gas cylinders (from households only)Please search online for local specialist waste contractors.
Motor oil (from households only)Please search online for local specialist waste contractors.
Car batteries (from households onlyPlease search online for local specialist waste contractors.
Clinical or any hazardous waste (from households only)Please search online for local specialist waste contractors.
Storage heaters, electric heaters and gas appliances (from households only)Some of these may contain asbestos. West Lothian Council does not provide an asbestos removal service and we have no facilities licenced to accept asbestos. Visit the the asbestos information page for more information.
TyresPlease search online for local specialist waste contractors.

Donating items to Home Aid West Lothian

  • We sponsor a local charity called Home Aid West Lothian, which takes good quality, unwanted goods such as furniture, kitchenware and bedding etc and passes it on to needy people in the area. To arrange for an uplift call the charity direct on 01506 652230.

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