11 December
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There will be no bin collections on Fridays and Saturdays, 25 and 26 December 2020 and 1 and 2 January 2021. All other collections are scheduled as normal.

Grey or blue bins due for collection on Fridays, 25 December or 1 January, should be put out on the following Sunday, 27 December or 3 January, instead.

Grey bins due for collection on Saturday, 26 December or 2 January, should be put out on the Thursday before, either 24 December or 31 December.

Any brown bins due for collection on either Friday or Saturday, 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January, should be put out on the following Monday, 28 December or 4 January. These will be collected over the course of the week.

Usual collection dayBin colourPlease put your bin out on:

Friday 25 December

Blue or grey

Sunday 27 December

Friday 25 December or Saturday 26 December


Monday 28 December

Saturday 26 December


Thursday 24 December

Friday 1 January

Blue or grey

Sunday 3 January

Friday 1 January or Saturday 2 January


Monday 4 January

Saturday 2 January


Thursday 31 December

You can sign up for email reminders of your bin collection dates at Bin Collection Calendar Dates to ensure you don't miss them over the festive period.

All bins should be at the kerbside by 7am on their day of collection.  With increasing volumes of recycling and waste over the Festive period and less collection days, please leave your bins out until they are emptied.

Local residents can check for updates on any disruption to collections at Bin Collection Daily Updates

Unfortunately, we are unable to return to empty bins that were not out for collection on the correct day.

West Lothian's five recycling centres will be open as normal during the Festive period, except for 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January when they will be closed. For more details, please visit Community Recycling Centres

Physical distancing measures are still in place at all our recycling centres, which limits the numbers of people who can use them at one time. This can lead to queues at the busier centres such as Oakbank in Livingston and Whitburn.

Bulky uplifts are suspended from Monday 21 December 2020 until Monday 11 January 2021 to prioritise household wheeled bin collections.