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 for recycling and take to your Local Recycling Centre
Cast iron washing poles with concrete basesBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
CementBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or 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 doorsBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Garden rollersBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
SafesBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Cast iron bathsBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
BranchesBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Grass clippings or other organic garden wasteBring this to your Local Recycling Centre
Gas cylinders (from households only)Bring this to your Local Recycling Centre
Motor oil (from households only)Bring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Car batteries (from households onlyBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Clinical or any hazardous waste (from households only)Please contact Customer Services with details of your waste or 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.
TyresSearch 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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