Covid-19 Waste Update

Garden Waste Services reinstated early  (Updated Friday 30 October)

We are now able to resume our green bin collections on Saturday 31 October, earlier than previously advised. 
Thereafter the service will continue until Sunday 15 November before stopping for winter then resuming in March 2021. 
Please ensure that your bins are on the pavement from 7am on your usual collection day.

Garden Waste services temporarily suspended  (Published Friday 16 October)

Due to pressure on operational resources, the Council has taken the decision to suspend Green Bin collections from tomorrow (Saturday 17 October).

The service will resume on Monday 2 November for a final fortnightly cycle for all households with the service then withdrawn from 15 November rather than the end of November. The service is due to return in March 2021 following its winter break.

Food Waste Collection Update (Published Monday 13 July)

As part of our phased reintroduction of recycling services, food waste collections will recommence on Monday 13 July. Please present your grey caddy by 7am on your normal collection day. Remember to ensure that the lid is closed and the handle is upright. As before, if you require more food waste bags, please tie a bag around the handle to alert staff.

Thank you once again for your understanding during the suspension of this service and as we reintroduce our collections whilst ensuring the health and safety of our workforce.

Mavis Valley Household Recycling Centre (Updated Monday 6 July)

Following a successful operation, the Household Waste Recycling Centre at ATR, Balmuildy Rd is now closed. Drivers can now access Mavis Valley Recycling Centre from both directions. Opening hours Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm  and 9am to 6pm at weekends [Last entry will be 5.45pm].

To ease queues, normal restrictions on vans are being suspended. Non-commercial vans and trailers can currently access from opening until 5pm until further notice. Checks will continue to take place to ensure no trade van access.

On site traffic management will continue until further notice. We expect delays, please consider if your visit is essential. Thank you for your support during this particularly busy period for both sites. We ask for your continued patience as we revert to normal operations. 

Opening times

Mavis Valley Household Recycling Centre (Updated Friday 3 July)

After a successful five week operation, the temporary Household Waste Recycling Centre at ATR, Balmuildy Rd, will close after this Sunday 5 July. Access to the main site at Mavis Valley will then be from both directions and onsite traffic management will continue until further notice. We expect delays so please consider if your visit is essential. Thank you for your support during this particularly busy period for both sites. We ask for your continued patience as we revert to normal operations.

Please remember that restrictions have been introduced in line with advice on social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic and these must be followed:

  • You should not visit the facility if you or a member of your household is/are unwell and have Covid-19 symptoms.  You should be following the 7-day self-isolation guidance if you are unwell, or the 14 day stay at home guidance if a member of your household is unwell.
  • A maximum of two people from the same household will be permitted on site, to assist with and to speed up the process of unloading.
  • ID to prove East Dunbartonshire residence is required.  The driver should have their UK photo card driver’s licence or a recent Council Tax / Utility bill showing their East Dunbartonshire address.  If you do not have this, you will be turned away.
  • Entrance is at the discretion of East Dunbartonshire Council and will be managed by on-site employees.
  • Please be patient, expect long delays and be prepared to queue.
  • Please remember to stay in your vehicle while queueing to aid with social distancing. Please do not leave your vehicle until you are instructed to do so by site staff.
  • Traffic management measures will be in place.
  • Staff will not be able to assist with carrying items, please consider and only bring what you can manage to remove from the vehicle.
  • You must observe social distancing at all times. If you do not comply with social distancing guidance, you will be asked to leave and the site may have to close temporarily.
  • Access will be limited to a set number of vehicles at any one time.
  • During busy periods or if you arrive near to closing time, you may be asked to leave and return the next day.


Garden Waste Collection Update (Published Wednesday 20 May) 

Garden waste collections will recommence from Monday 25 May.  Residents should put their green garden waste bin out for collection once a fortnight on the same day that their grey general waste bin is collected. Green bins should be presented for collection by 7am on collection day.

Thank you once again for your understanding during the suspension of this service and as we re-introduce our collections whilst ensuring the health and safety of our workforce.

 

Recycling Collection Update (Published Wednesday 27 May)

Recycling collections returned to normal from Tuesday 19 May following a phased reintroduction.  You should present BOTH your brown and blue recycling bins for collection on your usual collection day from then. 

Please note that food waste collections remain suspended. Food waste should continue to be bagged and placed in the grey bin.

The service for collecting grey bins for general waste remains unchanged.  These are collected fortnightly, alternating with the recycling collections.

Please continue to follow our guidance below on reducing, compacting and storing waste between collections.

We would like to thank you once again for your co-operation and understanding in these challenging times as we reintroduce our recycling collections in a phased manner.


Covid-19 Waste:  Help protect our frontline staff and #StopTheSpread. 

If someone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID 19) you can securely store personal waste including used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths within disposable rubbish bags. These should be:

  • placed into another bag
  • tied securely
  • kept separate from other waste
  • put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your general waste bin
  • Please check NHS Inform for up to date advice.

We appreciate your understanding during these extremely challenging times as we seek to balance the maintenance of essential services with the need to protect our employees and meet government and NHS guidelines on social distancing.