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Bank holiday bin collection updates

Bin collections in West Lothian are changing over the Good Friday, Easter Monday and May Day public holidays.

02 April
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Extra resources are being brought in over the holiday periods to minimise the impact on local residents, which will allow recycling centres to remain open and ensure brown bin collections continue.

There will be no grey or blue bin collections on either Good Friday 19 April, Easter Monday 22 April or Monday 6 May. 

 

If your Blue Bin is due to be collected over Easter or May holidays, collections have changed as below

Normal Collection Date (No Collections)Please put your bin out on
Good Friday 19 AprilMonday 15 April
Easter Monday 22 AprilThursday 25 April
Bank Holiday Monday 6 MayThursday 9 May

 

If your Grey Bin is due to be collected over Easter or May holidays, collections have changed as below

Normal Collection Date (No Collections)Please put your bin out on
Good Friday 19 AprilWednesday 17 April
Easter Monday 22 AprilTuesday 23 April

Bank Holiday Monday 6 May

Tuesday 7 May

All bins and caddies should be placed at the kerbside for 7am, and we will aim to collect them within 48 hours.  All food waste and brown bins will continue as scheduled, and all five recycling centres will also be open as usual on all the bank holidays.

 

Collections scheduled for Good Friday are taking place earlier than usual so those with blue bins due that day should put them out on Monday 15 April instead, while grey bins should be put out on Wednesday 17 April.

Grey bin collections due on either Monday 22 April and 6 May should put out on Tuesdays, either 23 April or 7 May respectively. Blue bin collection due on either Monday 22 April or 6 May should be put out on Thursday 25 April or 9 May respectively.

Any resident whose bin has been out for 48 hours and not collected should check Bin collection updates for more details.

Executive councillor for the environment Tom Conn said: "We would encourage local residents whose normal collection day is either Friday or Monday to familiarise themselves with the changes over the upcoming bank holidays

"Particularly, those whose collections would normally take place on Good Friday will need to put out their bins earlier in the week. 

"Public holidays can be a very challenging time for the waste team, as volumes of recycling increase and one less day each week means a 20% increase in workload over the remaining four days. Residents are asked to leave their bins out until collected and allow 48 hours for collection due to the additional volume each day.

"Extra resources are being brought in to ensure we can cover this and make improvements to the service this year, by opening the recycling centres on public holidays for the first time in response to public demand, and continuing with brown bin collections over the holiday period."For more information, please visit Check Bin Collection Dates

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