Residents are being reminded that a number of changes are taking place, to the household waste service from Monday 1st April 2019.

The Council’s Bulky Uplift service will now have a £30 charge per uplift (up to five items) and will now accept a wider range materials, for example kitchens and bathrooms.

Brown bin collections will now be four weekly until November 2019 then reverts to an on demand service between December and February. Additional brown bin collections incur a charge of £25 per annum.

Recycling Centres will see their operating hours changed:

  • Kinneil Kerse will be open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday 8am till 6pm; Wednesday 8am till 8pm and will be closed all day Thursday and Friday.
  • Roughmute will be open Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 8am till 6pm; Friday 8am till 8pm and will be closed all day Tuesday and Wednesday.

Owners of commercial type vehicles as their only means of transport will need to register for a permit, to use our Recycling Centres for their household waste (not trade/commercial waste).

There is no charge for these permits, which are available at the Recycling Centres. A restriction of ten visits per year is in place for any household with a van.

Councillor Paul Garner, spokesperson for the Environment said:  “There will always be at least one Recycling Centre open every day of the week, and both will be open over weekends. We have also ensured that there is late night opening till 8pm at least one night a week for both centres.

Additionally, we have extended the range of material we can now take from the kerbside to help households via our bulky collection service.

We’ve always had great support from residents when it comes to recycling and I’m sure this will continue in our bid to reduce waste, reduce costs and increase recycling.”

More information is available at in this section of our website.

You can always check you collection date by visiting or download your bin calendar to your smartphone to set a reminder.