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Household Waste & Recycling

Household Waste & Recycling

We have made improvements to your recycling and waste services so we can lower carbon emissions, increase the efficiency of recycling in Clackmannanshire and help to move Scotland closer to more consistent recycling across the country.  

Find out everything you need to know on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Containers and Bins

We supply the following waste containers to householders:

  • A Blue bin collected four weekly for plastic, tins, cans, empty aerosols and clean aluminium foil
  • A Grey bin collected four weekly for clean, dry and flat paper and cardboard
  • A Grey caddy collected weekly for all types of food
  • A Green bin for material that currently cannot be recycled. This is collected every four weeks, unless your property has a special collection arrangement
  • A Brown bin collected seasonally every three weeks for garden material. This service requires purchase of a permit.

Communal glass recycling points are available throughout Clackmannanshire.

On collection day

  • You can now use our Bin/Waste Collection calendar to find your waste collection date.
  • The blue, grey, green bins and food caddy should be placed on the kerbside for 7am (bin handles should be facing road). We cannot return for bins that have not been presented on time until the next collection date.
  • Please ensure all bin and caddy lids are fully closed. Where bins are not closed we may not empty your bin, and will not return to do so until your next scheduled collection day.
  • Please avoid unnecessary obstruction by removing your waste bins and caddy from the kerbside as soon as practical.
  • Excess waste is not lifted, but you can request a Bulky Uplift for items that cannot fit in your bin or use the Forthbank Recycling Centre in Alloa.
  • Properties which lack the facilities to recycle, such as blocks of flats, will be included as soon as it is practical.

Report Missed Bins

If your bin has not been emptied then please check to see if it has a tag explaining the reason. Your bin may have been tagged because it

  • is too heavy
  • ​is overfilled and the lid is up
  • contains the wrong materials (contamination)

Please note that where bins are tagged, or are presented late, we will not return to empty your bin until your next scheduled collection date.

If it is after 4pm and there is no tag then we may genuinely have missed it. If this is the case please follow the advice on the missed bin collection web page.

Reports of missed bins must be made before 5.30 pm on the next working day following the scheduled day of collection.

Please note that if bins are missed or collections are subject to delay, bins should be left presented from 7am to 5pm each weekday until we can return.

Help with taking your bin out

If you cannot present your bin, we may do this for you if there is no-one else in your household to help with this.

You can apply for this using the form for assisted collections or alternatively contact us using the details at the bottom of this page. An officer will call and check if you are eligible for this service.

Applying for additional bin capacity

The Council will consider the needs of  households requiring additional bin capacity provided that recycling services are being fully used.

Applications for additional bin capacity will be considered in the following circumstances:

  • green bin - households with 6 or more permanent residents, or where there are two children in nappies (nappies should be bagged and wrapped). 
  • households where additional waste is produced due to medical issues.
  • blue bin - requests from any size of household can be submitted.
  • grey bin - requests from any size of household can be submitted.

We will ask about your circumstances and verify your entitlement when you apply for additional bin space.

Please note that additional green bin space will only be provided where all recycling containers provided are fully utilised. 

Applications for any other reason will be assessed by a Waste Officer who will arrange a visit to discuss individual requests and advise on the use of the recycling services.

Please note that entitlement to additional bin space will be reviewed periodically, normally every two years.

To apply for additional bin space or request an extra food caddy please use the form for additional bin capacity

Additional information

Our FAQs page has more information on the collection service.

For Further Information Contact

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