Rubbish and recycling

Erskine sack collection

If you are an Erskine resident on a sack collection service, you can collect your annual supply of blue and black sacks in the car park areas of:

Bargarran Shopping Centre
Friday 26 - Sunday 28 September
10am - 2pm

Mainshill shops
Friday 3 October - Sunday 5 October
10am - 2pm

Park Glade shops
Friday 10 October - Sunday 12 October
10am - 2pm

If you can’t collect from your nearest location on the date and time above, you can use one of the other two.

We need you to show a rent card or utility bill (gas, electricity, Council Tax) and confirm your address before we give you your sacks.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our consultation on household waste and recycling collection services in Erskine. We’re investing in service improvements in 2015 to replace your sacks with robust waste containers and improve your collection service. We’ll provide more information on this soon.


My bin collection day

Check your bin collection days by entering your address or postcode into our online mapping service:

LocalView mapping online

Refuse collection takes place throughout the year except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Services are as normal on all other public holidays.

If your bin hasn't been collected on your collection date, there are a number of other possible reasons:

  • We've missed your bin.
  • Your bin wasn't at the collection point by 7am.
  • Your bin had unsuitable items in it.

If we did not uplift your bin because you have incorrect items in it, please remove these items and present on your next collection day for that colour of bin. If we have missed you bin in error, please let us know.

You can fill out this online form or call us on 0300 300 0300:

Missed bins 

Please remember that collections take place between 7am and right up to 6.30pm.


Click on each of the links below for more information about household waste collection services:

Service issues

We aim to provide a high quality service to our residential customers. However, sometimes things can go wrong. 

This table shows any service issues that have arisen with our waste collections.

Collection service Information
Household waste - grey wheeled bins or sack collections All Areas Normal Service
Mixed dry recycling - blue wheeled bins or sack collections All Areas

Normal Services

No textiles or shoes accepted in blue bins.  
Phone 0300 300 0300 for your free uplift of textiles  and shoes.

Remember you can now put glass items in your blue bins.


Food Waste Recycling All areas

Normal services

Please remember that this is a WEEKLY service on the same day as your other bins are collected.

The food waste is collected by a specialised vehicle and not by the grey bin, blue bin or brown bin vehicle.

Mini recycling centres All areas Normal service
Special uplifts and Bin Deliveries All areas Normal service
Rural routes All areas Normal service
Garden waste - brown wheeled bins All areas Service operates from 1st March to 30th November each year.
Trade waste All areas Normal service


Household waste recycling centres

Household waste recycling centres are operating normal summer opening hours.  

You can find the centres at :

Contact information

  • email
  • phone: 0300 300 0300
  • call at our customer service centre at Renfrewshire House in Paisley or the neighbourhood offices in Renfrew or Johnstone
  • write to us at:
    Community Resources
    Renfrewshire Council
    Renfrewshire House
    Cotton Street
    PA1 1BR