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West Fife Green Waste Recycling Collection

This scheme began in August 2004 with the provision of brown bins to approximately 21,500 households.

WHAT can I recycle?

If you live in one of the households covered by this scheme, you can recycle the following in your BROWN bin:

  • coffee grounds
  • flowers and plants
  • fruit and vegetable waste
  • garden weeds
  • grass clippings
  • hedge trimmings
  • leaves
  • prunings
  • tea leaves and bags

Please help us to get it sorted: do not place any of the following items in your BROWN bin:  
  • aluminium foil
  • cans and tins
  • carpets
  • cat and dog waste
  • clothes
  • cotton buds
  • glass
  • household chemicals
  • meat and dairy products
  • nappies
  • paper
  • plant pots and labels
  • plastic
  • soil
  • vacuum cleaner dust
  • wallpaper strippings
WHEN can I recycle?
Your BROWN bin will be collected fortnightly between March and November and monthly between December and February. Please ensure that your brown bin is out on the kerbside by 7am on your collection day.

If you are unsure about which day or dates your BROWN bin will be emptied or have any other questions, please email waste.aware@fife.gov.uk or telephone 01334 412 262.


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If you have any queries, please email us, or call 01786 468 246.

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