If you have coronavirus symptoms you should put used tissues in a separate bin bag, tie it securely and leave it for 72 hours before putting it into their wheelie bin.
Household waste and recycling centres
The Scottish Government has announced a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions and from 1 June, visiting a Household Waste and Recycling Centre will be a reasonable excuse to leave home. We are working with our contractor SUEZ to agree a plan to reopen sites in Aberdeen. Some changes will be necessary to maintain safety and maintain physical distancing and these will likely include changed or reduced opening hours, restrictions on type or volume of materials accepted at sites, and traffic restrictions.
Once Household Waste and Recycling Centres are open, you should only make a trip if your waste cannot be stored safely at home and no alternative disposal options are available.
Please check the website for up to date information before making a trip to a HWRC.
Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates or follow us on Facebook or Twitter
Large item collection service
We are currently running a reduced large item collection service, a limited number of slots are available for booking. If no slot is available, please try again within 24 hours.
Please do not leave items beside bins and ensure that large items intended for disposal are stored safely away from communal areas.
These temporary changes are necessary to protect staff and public, adapt to changing circumstances and deliver essential waste service with reduced resources and we appreciate your patience.
Aberdeen City Council has taken steps to prevent further spread of Coronavirus which resulted in a temporary suspension of mixed recycling and brown bin collections. We are now pleased to tell you that household mixed recycling and brown bin collections will start again although collection dates are changing.
Collections of mixed recycling and brown bins will be every 4 weeks as follows:
- Brown bins will be collected weeks beginning 6 April and 13 April;
- Mixed recycling bins will be collected weeks beginning 20 April and 27 April;
And thereafter each will be emptied on a 4-week collection cycle.
General waste bins will continue to be emptied every two weeks.
Please help us by sharing this information with family, friends and neighbours, especially those who are unable to get updates online. Residents are asked if they are able, so long as social distancing is observed, to print out a copy of the new calendar for vulnerable neighbours.
Frequently asked questions
More information is available in our frequently asked questions below: