Bin collections set to change over the 
festive period

Refuse collections will change over Christmas
Refuse collections will change over Christmas

Residents of West Lothian are advised to check if their bins need to go out early over the Christmas break.

A number of blue and grey bin and food waste caddy collections have been brought forward by up to two days due to special arrangements that have been put in place over the festive period.

There will be no collections on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, which falls on Friday and Saturday this year. New Years Day (Friday) and Saturday, January 2 will also have no collections.

Executive councillor for the environment Tom Conn said: “It has been necessary to make temporary changes to some regular collections over the Festive period to ensure all waste and recycling bins get emptied.

“Please refer to our two Festive collection schedules for grey and blue bins and food waste caddies to see what impact it will have on your usual collection dates, with some uplifts taking place up to two days early.

“We would encourage local residents to mark the changes on a calendar, or some other reminder, to ensure they do not miss out on a collection.

“It is important that waste and recycling containers are presented by 7am and to leave them out until they are emptied.”

All collections will return to usual dates from Tuesday, January 5.

The winter brown bin collection starts on Monday, January 11 for real Christmas trees and other green waste. Trees should be cut up and placed within the brown bin with the lid fully closed, to ensure they can be uplifted.

The Bulky Uplift service is suspended from Friday, December 18 until Monday, January 4 so householders’ wheeled bin and food waste caddy collections can be prioritised.

For more information about bin collections over the festive period visit