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Blue Bin for Recycling Waste

Blue Bin for Recycling Waste


This bin is emptied every four weeks and should be placed on the kerbside with handles pointing outwards and the lid down for 7.00am.

Yes Please to:

blue bin

  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays (rinsed)
    • Drinks bottles
    • Plastic milk bottles
    • Shampoo bottles
    • Yoghurt pots
    • Ice cream tubs
    • Food trays
    • Plastic lids
    • Margarine tubs
  • Food and drinks cartons (rinsed)
    • eg soup, milk, juice etc
  • Food and drinks cans (rinsed)
    • Drinks cans
    • Food tins
    • Empty aerosols
    • Clean aluminium foil such as pie cases
    • Metal lids

No Thanks to:

  • Plastic bags, film and coated wrappings or cellophane (includes Christmas paper), foil bags/crisp packets - these can go in your green bin. (Some large supermarkets now have collection points for various types of soft plastics).
  • Items with food residue.
  • Polystyrene.
  • Glass bottles and jars - these should be taken to a community recycling point
  • Small electrical items should be taken to Forthbank Recycling Centre or a charity shop that will accept these items
  • Batteries should be taken to Forthbank or a shop that has a battery collection point
  • Clean clothing should be taken to a community recycling point or charity shop

If your bin contains the wrong materials or is presented with the lid up, we will place a tag on your bin and not empty it until you have rectified the issue. Please refer to our missed bin page.

Maximise Your Space

  • Please check to make sure that only material that can be recycled is put in your blue bin
  • Please wash and squash all bottles
  • Buy concentrated products in smaller bottles but read the instructions carefully to make sure you use the product properly
  • Reuse plastic tubs for pack lunches, home freezing and general home storage
  • Look for products that can be refilled or returned

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

Waste Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000