Brown bin collections in West Lothian set to move to seven day service

Changes to brown bin collection schedules in West Lothian will begin from Monday, November 29.

By Kevin Quinn
Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, 2:44 pm
West Lothian Council is changing its brown bin uplift schedule.
West Lothian Council is changing its brown bin uplift schedule.

Brown bin collections in the county will now take place seven days a week over a longer working day, as opposed to working six days a week at present. They will be collected between 7am and 7pm.

This means that the council has had to amend their routes. In doing so, brown bin collections days are changing for the majority of households and residents should look out for a new bin collection calendar which is being delivered between November 17-19.

A small number of households will have a change to their grey/blue collection day and week.

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All residents within West Lothian who receive a recycling service will receive a paper copy of the new bin collection calendars by post, with any changes highlighted.

A letter will also accompany each calendar to inform residents of service changes.

Residents are advised to check the new calendar carefully for any changes to their collection days.

Executive councillor for the environment, Tom Conn said: “Many council areas in Scotland have similar arrangements in place which effectively reduces the number of waste collection vehicles but allows us to continue to deliver the same service.

"Given the scale of the financial challenges we all face, that is important. The changes allow the council to better utilise our vehicles, maintain the overall staffing resources, reduce costs and allow us to deliver the same weekly household collection service for householders.

“Our team has endeavoured to minimise disruption, however it was necessary to change the collection days for a number of households and residents should follow their new calendars.”

A dedicated webpage for the change in bin collections provides further details for householders.