Garden waste collections take a winter break

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

image of green binResidents are being reminded that their green bins will be emptied for the last time this month ahead of a winter break.

Collections of garden waste will cease in November for a period of three months before resuming in March 2019. Residents are urged to check their waste and recycling calendar for their last collection date.

Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, "During the winter months the demand for garden waste collections reduces greatly as people are less active in the garden and there is little plant growth.

"However, any residents that do find they have some garden waste during these months can take it to our Mavis Valley Recycling Centre in Bishopbriggs. Alternatively, our green-fingered residents could try their hand at home composting.

"There will also be a one-off collection of garden waste bins in January, which we will advertise on our website and social media nearer the time.

"After this short break, we will resume the normal collection, which is available to all East Dunbartonshire residents throughout the rest of the year."

The material collected in garden waste bins makes a large contribution to the Council’s recycling rate, with 8100 tonnes of garden waste being collected from the kerbside last year.

For more information on the garden waste collection service, and to view your collection dates or download a calendar go to

To find out more on how to compost at home visit Zero Waste Scotland  -

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