Waste and recycling update for residents:
Due to delays caused by weather conditions last week, collection crews are catching up this week. Collections in Kingswells and Cults to Culter will happen from Monday 15 February.
Mixed recycling and brown bin collections in rural areas last week on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 February were cancelled due to challenging weather conditions. These bins will be collected on their next scheduled day (Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25). This affects households with calendar numbers 1111 and 1121 only. Excess materials will be accepted on this occasion.
Garden and Food waste (Brown bin) collections are cancelled on Monday 15 February and will be completed on Tuesday 16 February. Areas that are affected are Cummings Park, Moir Green, Heathryfold, Manor, Smithfield, Hilton, Clifton Road, Berryden, George Street, Kittybrewster, Cairncry and Ashgrove.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank residents for their patience.
Waste from coronavirus home testing kits should be disposed of in your General Waste bin if test results are negative. If test results are positive, the kit should be tied securely in a separate bag and left for 72 hours before disposing of in your wheelie bin. 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 your wheelie bin.
Fortnightly collections of mixed recycling and brown bins
The fortnightly collection of household mixed recycling bins and brown bin collections (for garden waste and food waste) has restarted from Monday 3 August 2020.
Collection days will remain the same and fortnightly collection calendars are available to view and download.
Whilst the collections are returning to the normal frequency, please be aware that our crews are still operating differently due to Covid in order to continue to follow measures for reducing the spread of coronavirus. Collection routes may be completed slower than planned in the first few weeks and we thank residents for their patience during this time. If your street was missed on your collection day please leave your bin out until the next day.
Household waste and recycling centres
Household waste and recycling centres have reopened and are operating on a reduced service in response to COVID-19.
From 10 August, you must book an appointment to visit a Household Waste and Recycling Centre if you are:
- arriving in a larger vehicle or trailer
- bringing paint or chemicals in any vehicle (Hazlehead is the only site that can accept these materials)
Cars and small vans can continue to access the sites without a booking but will still require to bring proof of address.
For more information and to book an appointment please visit: Book an appointment at a household Waste and Recycling Centre.
Note that making a booking does not give priority and you may still need to queue if the site is busy when you arrive.
Frequently asked questions
More information is available in our frequently asked questions below: