Bin Collection Updates

Information on disruptions to bin collections can be viewed here.

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Daily Disruptions to Bin Collections

The recent severe weather over the Festive holiday period has led to a delay in bin collections for a number of areas in West Lothian.

Our dedicated crews have been working hard over the last few days and have already cleared much of the backlog. 

Local residents should leave their bins out until they are emptied, and are thanked for their understanding at this time.

This information will be updated daily.

Collection DateColourMissedReasonCollected By

Linlithgow, Huntburn Avenue, Hamilton Avenue & Douglas Place

No Access due to parked vehicles

20.01.2021BrownWhitburn, East and west cults court, Dumback place, old pit road,No access due to adverse weather23.01.2021
20.01.2021BrownGreenrigg, Whitelaw street, missed todayNo access due to adverse weather23.01.2021

Rural, Knock farm & Quarter drumcross, Wairlaw, Wester Tartaven,

Niddry farm & niddry castle, Niddry cottages, Lampinsdub, Whitebaulks,

Road works, and adverse weather23.01.2021
20.01.2021BlueKirknewton, Rural, Variouse properties were missed todayDue to adverse weather23.01.2021
21.01.2021BlueBathgate, Variouse streets missedDue to adverse weather 23.01.2021
21.01.2021GreyBoghall, Eliburn, Deans, Knightsridge, Variouse streets missedDue to adverse weather23.01.2021

Whitburn, Fauldhouse,&

Addiewell,Longridge rural areas, Variouse streets missed

Due to adverse weather23.01.2021
21.01.2021BlueRural torphichen & westfield areas, Variouse bins missedDue to adverse weather23.01.2021
22.01.2021GreyMuirieston, Easter bankton part not done, Bankton gladeDue to road conditions23.01.2021

Craigshill, Scott court Ramsay court, Barrie court, Burns court,,

Pumpherston, Uphall station road, Erskine place, Eagles view,

Due to road conditions23.01.2021
22.01.20211BlueKnightsridge, Sutherland way half done,Due to road conditions23.01.2021
22.01.2021BlueDedridge, Quentine court,No access due to parked works cars23.01.2021
22.01.2021BlueHowden, Columbia avenueDue to road conditions23.01.2021
22.01.2021BlueRural, East whitburn, Addiewell, Briech, Fauldhouse AreasDue to road conditions23.01.2021

Roadworks Impacting Collections

Please Note: With the increasing number of roadworks taking place in West Lothian 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; Brown Street, Station Road.
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


U34 Morton Road.  Entire Length of Morton Road16.01.2021-20.01.2021

Whitestone Place,Bathgate.  Entire Length of Whitestone Place.

BroxburnNewhouses Road Broxburn off A89925.01.2021-30.01.2021

Harburn Avenue.  Section of Road in front of No 40 & 41 Harburn Avenue

East Leg of Beechwood Park.  Entire Length of Beechwood Park 

WhitburnMoidart Road and Katrine Road (Both Sides)05.01.2021-17.01.2021
WhitburnWhitedalehead Road, Woodmuir Road, Burnbrae Terrace and Pentland Drive 05.01.2021-19.01.2021
WhitburnA706 Manse Road, Whitburn (Both Sides) For a distance of 390mtrs07.01.2021-25.01.2021
BathgateDrumcross Road, Gideon Street and Marjoribanks Street. (Both Sides) For a distance of 45mtrs09.01.2021-12.01.2021
BroxburnStation Road: From junction with West Main Street, Southwards to the junction with West Burnside.11.01.2021-14.01.2021
BroxburnWest Main Street: From junction with Buchan Lane, Westwards for a distance of 130mtrs.  From junction with Station Road, Westwards for a distance of 105mtrs.11.01.2021-20.01.2021
BroxburnAlmondell Road, Easter Road, Old Town and Old Mill Road, Broxburn11.01.2021-23.01.2021
BathgateHamilton Road and Monkland Road. 11.01.2021-22.01.2021
LongridgeMain Street and Kirk Brae: From junction with Kirk Brae, Southwards to the junction with Hillside Place Kirk Brae (both sides): From the junction with Main Street, East wards for a distance of 50mtrs.05.01.2021-23.01.2021
LinlithgowCourt Square - Closure of footway on the East side of the street.

11/01/2021 - 7/02/2021

WhitburnMurrysgate Crescent: From junction with West Main Street, Southwards for a distance of 20mtrs.  11.01.2021-13.01.2021
BroxburnBuchan Road : For its full length. Parking Restrictions Buchan Road, Kirkhill Terrace and Cardross Crescent.13.01.2021-27.01.2021
BathgateYoung Crescent: (Arm that access Nos 15-29 Young Crescent): For its full length13.01.2021-27.01.2021
BathgateLeyland Road: From the junction of Waddell Road, generally north Eastwards to the junction with Bruce Street14.01.2021- 15.01.2021
BlackburnMill Road, Blackburn. From the Easternmost Junction with A705 West Main Street. 18.01.2021-22.01.2021
LinlithgowSpringfield Road: From the junction with Pilgrims Hill, South-Westwards for a distance of 40mtrs or thereby.19.01.2021- 20.01.2020
BroxburnBadger Park, Broxburn (Between 29 - 107 )0800hrs 20.01.2021
UphallHowieson Green, Uphall.  From Junction with Ecclesmachan Road, North - Eastwards for a distance of 65 Metres or thereby



KnightsridgeSection of footpath (about 65m in length) located due east of Ogilvie School Campus.30.01.2021-26.03.2021
BlackburnJunction of Rowan Drive and Redhouse Place Blackburn.  0930hrs - 1800hrs 02.02.2021
WhitburnRannoch Road and Torridon Road, Whitburn.  (Both Sides) 03.02.2021-05.03.2021
FauldhouseLanrigg Road, Fauldhouse.  From junction with Sheephousehill, Northwards for a distance of 20mtrs. 10.02.2021-12.02.2021
BroxburnWest Park Grove, Broxburn.  ( Both Sides) 30 mtrs Northwards of junction with Cleghorn Drive.15.02.2021- 27.02.2021
WhitburnNorwood Court, Whitburn0930-1800 23.02.2021
FauldshouseHarthill Road & Church Place, Fauldhouse.  Harthill Road (Both Sides) From junction with Church Place.25.02.2021 - 27.02.2021
LinlithgowFriars Brae, Linlithgow.  From junction with Friars Loan, Northwards for a distance of 60mtrs.22.02.2021-05.03.2021
AddiewellStation Road, Addiewell-From junction with the A71 to the Crossroads/Entrance/Exit on both sides of the road to the Car Salvage/Breakers Yard South of the Prison Entrance/Exit.  10.02.2021-06.04.2021
BlackburnMill Road - From junction with Mill Road (Eastern Arm) Southwards to junction with West Main Street (705)01.03.2021-08.03.2021
West CalderEntirety of Burngrange Gardens08.03.2021- 20.03.2021


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.