Warning over West Lothian festive refuse collections

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West Lothian Council has made special arrangements for recycling and refuse collection over Christmas and New Year.

Residents are encouraged to put bins out early and leave them out until they are emptied over the weeks starting on December 22 and 29.

Community recycling centres will be open every day, apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Executive councillor for the environment, Tom Conn, said: “It has been necessary to make temporary changes to some collections’ dates over the festive period.

“We would encourage residents to mark the changes on a calendar to ensure they do not miss out.

“It is important containers are presented by 7am (6am on Saturday) and to leave them out until emptied.

“All collections will return to usual from Monday, January 5.”

For more information visit www.westlothian.gov.uk/bins or watch out for the advert in this week and next’s edition.

A number of blue bin collections are being brought forward starting December 22.

If your blue bin is due for collection on Tuesday or Wednesday, December 23 and 24, present it for collection a day earlier.

If your blue bin is due for collection on Thursday, December 25, or Friday, December 26, present it two days earlier.

Grey bins due for collection on Thursday, December 25, should also be presented a day earlier.

Food waste collections due on either Thursday, December 25, or Friday, December 26, will now be collected two days later than normal.

The winter brown bin collection starts on Monday, January 5. Please ensure any real Christmas trees are cut into smaller pieces and the brown bin lid is fully closed.

Bulky uplifts resume from Monday, January 5.

This service is temporarily suspended over the Festive period.

to give priority to householders’ wheeled bin and food waste caddy collections.

Changes for the week beginning Monday 29 December

Local residents whose grey bin collections day is a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week will be affected.

Blue bin collections that normally take place on Thursdays and food waste collections whose usual day is a Thursday or Friday will also be changed as detailed below.

The week starting Monday, December 29, follows a similar pattern, with a number of grey bins collections brought forward this week.

If your grey bin is due for collection on Tuesday or Wednesday, December 30 and 31, please present it for collection a day earlier than normal.

If your grey bin is due for collection on Thursday, January 1, or Friday, January 2, 2015, please present it for collection two days earlier than normal.

Blue bins due for collection on Thursday 1 January 2015 should also be presented a day earlier on Wednesday 31 December.

Food waste collections will be collected two days later than normal, so please put your containers out on either Saturday, January 3, or Sunday, January 4, depending on your usual collection day.