Renfrewshire Council

Wheelie bins

Before your bin is collected, other waste and full bins, after we empty your bins, how much a new bin costs, wheelie bins for commercial waste collection.

Before your bin is collected

We collect bins from 7am to 6:30pm.

Before we collect your bin on your collection day:

  • put your grey bin out on the kerbside by 7am on your collection day
  • only put the correct waste in each of the bins - see what goes in each bin
  • if you cannot put your bins out  before 7am, please take them out the night before
  • make sure you've put out the correct bin on your collection day to make it easy for the collectors
  • position the bin with the handles facing the road, but try to keep the pavement clear for pedestrians
  • don't overfill your bin and keep the lid closed.

If you regularly don't have enough room in your grey bin, we can provide you with larger blue and green recycling bins to help you recycle as much as possible at home. If you'd like a larger recycling bin, contact us by email at or call us at 0300 300 0300.

Other waste and full bins

If you have extra rubbish that cannot fit into your grey bin, take it to your local household waste recycling centre or arrange a special uplift (there may be a charge for this service).  

We won't be able to collect your grey bin if it is overflowing, and we won't be able to collect extra rubbish bags left on the pavement.

Please put nappies and personal hygiene waste in a bag before putting into your grey bin. 

If you have medical waste, please contact us to discuss appropriate disposal. This should not be placed in the grey bin without consultation with a Waste Advisor.

After your bin is collected

After we have emptied your bins:

  • please return the bin to your property as soon as possible after the collection
  • report any damaged bins to us
  • keep your bins clean. 

How much a new wheelie bin costs

If you need to buy a new wheelie bin, the price for each bin is:

  • £43.05 for a140 litre bin
  • £53.55 for a 240 litre bin
  • £107.10 for a 360 litre bin
  • £413.70 for a 1280 litre bin.

Wheelie bins for commercial waste collection

If you have a business, you will need to buy wheelie bins and pay for commercial waste collection of if you want us to collect waste from your business premises.