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Green Bin Waste

Green Bin Waste

Collections

This bin is currently emptied as part of a fortnightly cycle rotating with your blue bin and should be placed on the kerbside with the lid down for 7.00am.

There will be changes to your green bin collection. It will change to a three weekly collection. For more information visit the Three Weekly Green Bin Collection page.

Materials that should not go into your green bin

  • Paper, cardboard, cans, aluminium foil and plastics. These go into your blue bin.
  • Glass, small electrical items and batteries. These go into your blue box.
  • Food waste goes into your kerbside caddy.
  • Plant waste goes into your brown bin.
  • Textiles should go into your textile bag.

Only items that cannot be recycled or reused should be placed in this container

These include:

  • Plastic bags and wrappings including cellophane, grease proof paper, bubble wrap and crisp bags.
  • All wallpaper except lining paper should go into your green bin.
  • Anything contaminated with body fluids such as nappies, cotton wool, cotton buds and hankies.
  • Pet wastes.
  • Packaging heavily contaminated with food waste.
  • Rags and cloths that are heavily soiled with oil or grease.
  • Polystyrene packaging that is often used to surround televisions .
  • Window pane glass, broken crockery and glass cookware.

Maximise your space

  • Squash or break up all packaging that cannot be recycled and where applicable, leave lids off.
  • If nappies take up a lot of space then modern quick-drying washable nappies might offer a solution. More information can be found at the Go Real Nappy Information Service.
  • Packaging is necessary to protect items but there are still many occasions where the consumer ends up with unnecessary packaging. Try to avoid goods with unnecessary packaging or ask the retailer to take it back.

Reduce flies and avoid smells

  • Wrap soiled nappies in a plastic bag.
  • Dispose of food in the grey caddy as this is collected weekly.
  • Never dispose of dog waste without placing it in a container. Always bag it.
  • Ensure the bin lid is always shut to keep out vermin and reduce litter.

Excess waste is not lifted at the kerbside but can be taken to Forthbank Recycling Centre.

Clackmannanshire Council has strict targets to meet when it comes to reducing landfill waste. These Waste Targets are outlined in our Waste Plan.

For Further Information Contact

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