Households and businesses across Stirling will shortly receive a letter with details of bin collection dates during the festive period.
Festive Bin Collection Dates Announced

To provide extra recycling capacity at a time when there is typically increased waste and recycling produced at home, residents will receive an additional blue bin (plastic bottles, tubs, trays, cartons, tins & aerosols) collection.

The letter also includes some top festive recycling tips along with the opening times of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) at Lower Polmaise, Callander and Balfron.

As in previous years, the brown bin collection will be suspended for one cycle (27 December- 2 January).

Residents will be asked to present their brown bin for collection on the following cycle (10-16 January). After this point, brown bins will be emptied as normal every two weeks.

Please note, this means that the last brown collection of the year will be next week (13-19 December).

Glass box collections will continue as normal.

Additional Healthcare Waste bin collections between 20-24 December will run as scheduled. Households with these collections due on 25 and 26 December will receive a letter with an alternative collection date.

More important than ever

Convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “Households usually generate more waste during the festive season so it’s more important than ever we continue to recycle over Christmas and New Year.

“We have put in place an extra blue bin collection to help residents recycle the kind of plastic waste that builds up at this time of year.

"Our Household Waste Recycling Centres will also remain open throughout most of the festive period if you have excess paper or cardboard material or other bulky items that do not fit in your bins."

Residents can also check their festive collection dates on the Council website.

Correct collection day

Vice Convener, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “Please check the dates in the letter and keep it in a handy place to ensure bins are presented on the correct collection day. 

“With homes producing more waste than at any other point in the year from the likes of gift packaging, wrapping paper, Christmas cards and glass bottles, I would encourage residents to recycle as much of these materials as possible and help us send less waste to landfill.

“Finally, I would like to wish all our residents a very safe and merry Christmas and a happy New Year when it comes.”