Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

If you are an existing Falkirk Council trade waste customer and your business is currently closed due to COVID-19, we are able to stop your bin collection service with immediate effect and adjust your annual 2020-21 invoice accordingly. Please contact our Trade Waste Team for more information:

New burgundy bin

From 05 April 2021 we will operate a segregated trade waste recycling service. This means that paper and card will now be collected separately from plastics, cans and cartons.

After 02 April 2021 paper and card should no longer be put in your business' blue bin. These materials should instead be put in the new burgundy bin. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Under the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012, all businesses must have a separate collection for the following:

Photograph of a trade waste bin
  • Metal, plastic, paper and card
  • Glass
  • Food waste which totals over 5kg per week

Please visit Zero Waste Scotland website for further information on the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and how it affects your business.

For advice on how to reduce waste at your business please visit Efficient Scotland.

Local businesses can get a paper and card recycling collection and a separate plastic, can and carton recycling collection service from us.

For more information about our recycling services or to arrange a visit from a Trade Waste Officer, please contact us: