Bin Collection Daily Updates
Information on disruptions to bin collections can be viewed here.
Festive Waste Collections 2023
Brown bin collections will be cancelled from Monday 25 December for two weeks, resuming on Monday 8 January.
All grey, blue and green bins should be put out on your usual collection day. Bins will be collected over the course of the week during the Christmas and New Year period, so please leave them out until they are emptied.
To check your collection dates or sign up for useful email reminders, please visit the Bin Collection Calendar Dates page.
Bins should be by the kerbside by 7am on collection day and they should be left out until they are emptied. Please make sure that only the correct items are placed in your recycling bins, and all items in the blue and green bins should always be empty, clean and dry.
Please note: Bins which have not been presented on the correct day, missed due to a customer presentation issue or have been contaminated will not be collected until the next scheduled collection date. Please leave any unemptied and unstickered/untagged bins at the collection point for 48 hours after the scheduled collection should have taken place.
Please remove any straps or locks securing your bin prior to presentation.
Residents in parts of Armadale and Linlithgow should look out for a pilot scheme to encourage recycling coming to their area from 16 October 2023. The Recycle for West Lothian campaign seeks to create a culture of recycling in West Lothian and reduce contamination. If you live within these areas and your bin has been tagged and has not been emptied please take your bin back in, remove the contamination and present your bin again on your next scheduled collection day. More information can be found on the dedicated Pilot Scheme page.
Wallace Mill Gardens ( Flats )
Mansefield & Mansefield Place
Bervie, Clove, Fiddich & Lyon Drive
Eliburn South, Leving , Dovecote & Jackson Place
32 - 42 & 110 - 120 Leyland Road
Mansefield Street ( Part of ) & Mid Street ( Part of )
Boghall ( Part of )
Access Issues/Parked Cars
Factors which can impact upon bin collections include indiscriminate car parking, bin lorry vehicle breakdowns, road closures and public holidays. Should the above information still not result in a resolution, please let us know using the Report a Missed Bin Collection online form. Our collection team can work until 8pm therefore please do not repost any missed collections until after this time.
Roadworks impacting collections
Road closures can cause disruption to your bin collection services. Due to their nature they vary depending on the scale of works and the methods that the contractor uses to undertake their work. You should present your bins for collection at the nearest point which can be accessed by our refuse collection vehicles. This is either outside of the closure section itself or in a designated location that the contractor has provided for access to be maintained.
Please note: We will not return for any bins which are not outside this area as it is the residents responsibility to ensure that they are accessible for our crews to uplift them.
How will I be notified about disruptions to bin collections?
Any disruptions to normal bin collections will be listed in the table above.
In the event of severe weather any changes to the service will be notified here, via Facebook, Twitter, email alert and local media.
How are collections prioritised during a disruption?
Our priority uplifts during a period of disruption to collections will depend on the time of year, for example in winter the priority will be grey bins, followed by blue bins and then brown bins. This may change during summer months when brown bins are utilised more with food and garden waste and may become a greater priority for uplift.
During severe weather our collection vehicles will experience the same issues as any other vehicles and they may not be able to access streets to empty containers and bins.
Please present your bin on your normal collection day and leave it out until it is emptied.
If necessary, we will put in place alternative arrangements and give advice on these pages about how you should deal with your waste.
You can check your blue, grey and brown bin collection calendars.
What can I do in the event of a disruption?
Should you wish to dispose of your recycling or waste during a disruption to bin collections you can take items to your local recycling centre.
These are located in: Broxburn, Blackburn, Linlithgow, Oakbank in Livingston, and Whitburn.
You can also help by sharing information with your friends, family and neighbours.