Information on Black Wheelie Bins

Note: This information refers to households which are not on a recycling route, where only black bins are used for the storage and disposal of household waste.

Unless you have a designated bin uplift area, you should place your bin on the kerbside before 7am on the day of uplift. It is your responsibility to ensure that your bin is out for collection - if it’s not out it won’t be emptied. It is an offence under the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 if you fail to remove your bin from the kerbside after it has been emptied – you must remove it as soon as possible.

All of your waste must be contained within your bin with the lid closed - no side waste or excess waste will be collected. Some households may need more than one bin, e.g. if you have a large family or someone has a particular medical condition etc. If this is the case you may be entitled to an extra bin free of charge.  Additionally, assisted uplifts can be arranged for the elderly or infirm.  Contact the Recycling Helpline to discuss your individual circumstances.

You can mark your bin with your flat or house number using adhesive letters or numbers - please do not use paint. You must not place heavy items e.g. stones, concrete, bricks, soil etc, into your bin - if it’s too heavy your bin may not be emptied. Do not pack your bin too tightly - items wedged into it may become stuck and your bin may not be emptied. Do not place hot ashes or corrosive material in your bin.

Theft or vandalism should be reported to Police Scotland and the Recycling Helpline.

Occupants of properties built or refurbished after 1996 must purchase their own BLACK wheelie bin. Please refer to the Charging Booklet via the link on this page.

You can still help achieve our recycling targets by making use of the Recycling Centres at Pottery Street and Kirn Dive and the Neighbourhood Recycling Points which are located throughout Inverclyde. Please refer to the links on this page for details of Inverclyde's Recycling Centres and Neighbourhood Recycling Points.

Note: If you plan to purchase a bin elsewhere, please contact us in advance to ensure that it is compatible with our lifting equipment.

Page last updated: 12 April 2017