Renfrewshire Council

Last reviewed: 17.00, 7 Aug 2020

Bins, waste, recycling and grass cutting

On this page, you will find changes to waste services as we follow national guidance to manage the impact of Coronavirus. It will be updated regularly with the latest information so please check back here for guidance. All of these measures are being taken to help ensure we all follow stay-at-home guidance and reduce physical contact to limit the spread of Coronavirus. This will help to save lives. We really appreciate your patience, co-operation and understanding.

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Bin collections

Bin collections continue as normal at this time and we continue to monitor the situation.

Our teams work hard to make every collection slot, but we ask for your patience and understanding as they work through these very challenging times. Please recycle wherever possible and help our collection teams do their jobs.

If you are sick or are self-isolating, you should take extra precautions when disposing of your waste.

Any used tissues or cleaning supplies should be placed into a separate bag from all other waste and double bagged. This should then be kept separate from other waste for 72 hours before presenting the waste for uplift.

New bin request

We are now taking requests for new bins. The timescale for receiving the new bin may be longer than normal so we would appreciate your patience at this time.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Household Waste Recycling Centres are open with restrictions and additional health and safety measures in place.

From Monday 3 August, you must apply for a permit in advance or you will be not be able to enter. Visit Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Permit for info on how to apply online.

All usually accepted items can be brought to our recycling centres.

Vans, pickups, minibuses and cars with trailers can visit Linwood recycling centre. More info - Visiting in a vehicle other than a car.

Only cars are accepted at all other sites at this time.

You must bring proof of residency with you and ID.

A restricted number of cars will be allowed on site so that physical distancing can take place so please follow the traffic management signs when you visit.

Special Uplift (including special uplift for commercial premises)

Our Special Uplift service has restarted. For more information, visit Special Uplift

Grass Cutting

Our teams are working incredibly hard to resume our grass cutting programme and we have prioritised making areas safe for pedestrians and motorists and ensuring places of exercise were cut.

We've also maintained our cemeteries, schools, parks, golf course, bowling greens and completed a detailed cut of all the Council's housing common maintenance areas and the gardens of over 1,700 residents in the garden assistance scheme.

We're now able to resume our wider grass cutting schedule, but please take into consideration that it will take a number of cuts for these areas to return to previously maintained levels and, as we are not yet back to normal service provision, this could take some time.

Below is an outline of where we will be over the next few weeks, but these dates are subject to change.

Here's where we'll be:


Areas to be cut

12-15 July


Dean Park, Elderslie, Glenburn & Johnstone Castle

16-19 July

Blythswood, Inchinnan, Kirklandneuk, Millerston, West End (Paisley), Broomlands, Linwood & Brookfield

20-23 July

Gallowhill, Foxbar, Cochrane Castle, Spateson & Howwood

24-27 July

Park Mains, Freeland, Garnieland, Whitehaugh, Seedhill, Williamsburgh, Kilbarchan, Lochwinnoch

28- 31 July

Newmains, Arkleston (Renfrew), Ferguslie Park, Calside, Carriagehill, Corseford, Cartside,& Quarrellton

1-4 August

Bargarran, Linburn, North Barr, Craigend (Erskine), Shortroods, Gockston, Houston & Bridge of Weir

5-8 August

Moorpark, Renfrew (central), Lochfield, Hunterhill, Johnstone (East) & Broomward

9-12 August    

Bishopton, Langbank, Dykebar, Hawkhead, Blackhall, Ralston, Crosslee & Craigends (Houston).

You've not cut an area near me when the table says you should have?

If an area in your community is not cut, then that means we are assessing whether it can become a biodiversity area.

We'll be issuing a survey soon of all the areas we think are suitable and asking if you agree.

If you do, it will be maintained but nature will be left to flourish.

If you don't, it will be added into the grass cutting schedule.

Please keep an eye on our social media for the launch of the survey and take part to let us know your thoughts.