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West Dunbartonshire Kerbside Recycling

On the 25th of October 2004, over 30,000 households in West Dunbartonshire were provided with blue bins for recycling.

WHO can recycle?

YOUR kerbside recycling scheme has been provided to allow YOU to recycle at home.

YOUR blue bin has been provided to allow YOU to recycle paper, cans and plastic bottles with the PET and HDPE symbols.

All other household waste should be placed in your normal household bin.

WHAT can I recycle?

Please put the following recyclates (materials that can be recycled) into your BLUE bin:

  • Cans (Aluminium & Steel)
  • Brochures
  • Catalogue
  • Junk Mail
  • Leaflets
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Office Paper
  • Plastic Bottles (HDPE, PET)

Help us to get it sorted.

Please do not put the following into your BLUE bin:

  • Cardboard
  • Telephone Directories
  • Yellow Pages
  • Plastics other than bottles
  • Glass

Please do not place your recyclates into plastic bags or bin liners.

WHY should I recycle?

After your recyclates are collected they will be taken to a Recycling Facility where:

  • Cans are separated, sent to a reprocessor and recycled into more cans, railway lines and building materials. There is no limit to how many times aluminium or steel cans can be recycled.
  • Paper is pulped and recycled into newsprint and other paper products.
  • Plastic Bottles are recycled into products such as garden furniture, bin liners or more plastic bottles.
WHEN can I recycle?

Your BLUE bin will be emptied every four weeks. Please put your BLUE bin out before 7.30am on your collection day shown in your collection calender.

Your normal refuse collection service will remain weekly.



For further information, please call the recycling helpline on 0845 111 0050.





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If you have any queries, please email us, or call 01786 471 333.

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