Waste Collection

South Lanarkshires current advice about Waste Collection Services.

Waste and recycling

Suspended services

To make sure we are able to continue to provide our household waste collection service during this demanding period, we have the taken the difficult decision to suspend a number of our ‘on request’ services until further notice.

The services affected are

  • the bulky uplift request service
  • the garden waste collection service
  • deliveries of dog bags, food waste liners, caddies and recycling bins

Waste Services will make every effort to complete any requests that have already been received.

Amenity centres (recycling and waste disposal sites)

All of our amenity sites will be closed from tomorrow (Monday 23 March) until further notice. We will update you here if and when this changes.

Dealing with household waste if you are self-isolating

Any individuals asked to self-isolate, either as a precaution or because they are confirmed to have Coronavirus, should follow this advice to get rid of their household waste to ensure the virus is not spread via personal waste.

  • All personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths should be placed securely in a plastic bag or bin liner
  • This plastic bag should then be placed in another plastic bag and securely tied
  • These bags must be stored separately to other waste for at least 72 hours before being placed in the general rubbish collection.

After 72 hours outside the body the virus is no longer viable and the double bagged waste can be put in the general rubbish collection as normal. Only waste that is contaminated, such as tissues that have been coughed in and cleaning cloths, need to be treated in this way. Regular household recycling and waste should be treated as normal.

Please note, individuals who are self-isolating should not visit any of our Household Waste and Recycling Centres.


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