Bin Collection Updates

Information on disruptions to bin collections can be viewed here.

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Daily Disruptions to Bin Collections

This information will be updated daily.

Collection DateColourMissedReasonCollected By



Roadworks Impacting Collections

Please Note: With the increasing number of roadworks taking place in West n at the moment it is essential that you place your bins outside the roadworks area for them to be emptied.  We will not return for any bins which are not outside this area as it is your responsibility to ensure that they are accessible for us to uplift them. Current road works causing issues with collections include (but are not limited to):

Armadale - West Main Street; Mill Road; Calder Crescent; Morgan Way
Boghall - Boghall Drive
Bathgate - Hardhill Road; Glasgow Road; Crosshill Drive
Winchburgh - B9080; Main Street; Millcraig Mews
Livingston - Murieston Road

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.

ArmadaleBrown Street - (Phase 1): From the junction with Station Road, westwards to the junction with Robertson Court. (Phase 2): From the junction with Robertson Court westwards.

Station Road (arm adjacent to No. 44-49 and 54-55 South Park): For its full length.

18/10/2020 - 23/07/2021
Murieston, LivingstonMurieston East Road junction southwards to No.1 Murieston Road.20/10/2020

Rural Newton


U2 Closure - Unclassified roads to Abercorn for full length.

U3 One Way System - Event traffic only permitted to travel northbound from A904 to East Lodge.

21/10/2020 - 15/11/2020
LongridgeSchool Road - from A706 to Easter Longridge27/10/2020
East CalderOverton Crescent - No.35 - No.43.28/10/2020
PumpherstonBetween the railway overbridge and the junction with Drumshoreland Road7/11/2020 - 24/12/2020

Footway closure

Gideon Street to Hill Crescent

Parking restrictions

Gideon Street: From junction with Hill Crescent

Main Street: From junction with Hill Crescent

Hill Crescent: From junction with Gideon Street

9/11/2020 - 23/11/2020
BathgateWallace Road junction with Haig Crescent southwards to No.28.9/11/2020 - 20/11/2020
BathgateThe Green11/11/2020 - 24/11/2020
BroxburnGreendykes Road - Junction with McLeod Crescent16/11/2020 - 27/11/2020
WhitburnWhitedalehead Road: From the junction with Woodmuir Road

Woodmuir Road: From the junction with Whitedalehead Road

Burnbrae Terrace: From the junction with Whitedalehead Road

Pentland Drive: From the junction with Whitedalehead Road

16/11/2020 - 22/11/2020

Ireland Avenue: For its full length

Craig Avenue: From the junction with Ireland Avenue

Gardner Crescent (northern arm): From the junction with Ireland Avenue

Gardner Crescent (southern arm): From the junction with Ireland Avenue

Taylor Road: From the junction with Ireland Avenue

Hunter Grove: From the junction with the southern arm of Gardner Crescent

Footpath closure

Footpath From Ireland Avenue To 2 Craig Avenue: For its' full length

16/11/2020 - 20/11/2020
East CalderParking Prohibition - B7015 Main Street: From the junction with Langton Road

Footpath Closure - B7015 Main Street: From the junction with Langton Road

26/11/2020 - 3/12/2020

Parking prohibition 

Main Street: From western boundary of No. 33, eastwards to western boundary of 1&2 Hillhouse Terrace

Smithy Brae: From the junction with Main Street

Footpath closure

Main Street: From western boundary of No. 33, eastwards to western boundary of 1&2 Hillhouse Terrace

3/12/2020 - 17/12/2020
LinlithgowCourt Square - Closure of footway on the east side of the street.

11/01/2021 - 7/02/2021


Factors can impact upon bin collections including 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 our online form:

How will I be notified?

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.