There will be a bin hub pilot in the West End at some point but we don’t know when or where yet.

Details of the pilot elsewhere in the city are on the City Council website.

See also the video below.

Recycle for Glasgow

Recycling leafletClick the pic to download the leaflet (for residents who live in a tenement or flat).

Further info is also available on the City Council website or call 0141 287 9700.

Find out about public recycling points on the City Council website. Use the map to locate your nearest public recycling point.

Find out about collection days for kerbside and tenement collections.

For hazardous waste disposal, see

What you can recycle

Blue Bin

By making full use of your blue bin you can help Glasgow recycle more and send less waste to landfill.

Do use your blue bin for

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Tins
  • Cans
  • Plastic bottles

Do not use your blue bin for

  • General waste
  • Glass
  • Food waste

Using your blue bin

  1. Collect and sort your items for recycling
  2. Rinse your tins, cans and plastic bottles – please remove lids
  3. Flatten your cardboard and plastic bottles
  4. Place your paper, cardboard, tins, cans and plastic bottles into your blue bin
  5. If you live in a tenement the Council will collect your blue bin (check the calendar here) and return it to the storage area after emptying


All paper, newspapers, magazines and envelopes

Padded envelopes

Kitchen roll


All cardboard, boxes and corrugated card

Food and drinks cartons

Plastic bottles

Plastic bottles and cleaning sprays

Pots, tubs, trays or lids

Plastic bags

Garden chemical bottles

Tins and Cans

Tins and cans

Empty aerosols

Paint tins

Glass recycling

There are over 450 recycling points across Glasgow where you can recycle all your glass bottles and jars. To find out where your nearest glass recycling point is please visit or use the map.

  1. Remove lids and give your bottles and jars a quick rinse
  2. Take your glass bottles and jars to your nearest recycling point

You can recycle all glass bottles and jars.

But not

    • Lids or bottle tops
    • Light bulbs
    • Drinking glasses
    • Cups or plates ✘ 
    • Pyrex
    • Window glass ✘ 

Food waste

There are grey on-street bins at:

  • Queen Margaret Drive at Hotspur Street
  • Kirklee Road at Kirklee Bridge
  • Clouston Court
  • Queen Margaret Court

Check the City Council map for details.

Don’t leave food waste beside the bin if it is full. This will encourage rats and other pests. You can report bins needing emptied using the MyGlasgow app.

Street litter bins

Find your nearest bin.

Frequently asked questions

Q Do I need to put my bins out to get emptied?

  • If you live in a tenement your bins will be collected from your back court area and returned after they have been emptied.
  • Use the Collections Calendar to find out what your bin days are.
Q What happens to the items I recycle in my blue bin?

  • Items from your blue bin are sent to the council’s facility in Blochairn where they are separated and transported for recycling into new products. For more information visit
Q What can I do with unwanted items in good condition?

  • If you have large items at home that you no longer need and are still in good condition, you can have them collected for free by calling the National Re-use Phone Line on 0800 0665 820.