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ERC Bin Update

Have a look at this bin update from ERC:

Bins update: Due to significantly reduced staffing levels caused by Covid19, from Mon 6 April, we will only be operating a weekly grey bin collection for each household.

We are extremely proud of our excellent recycling rates in East Renfrewshire, however we are currently operating with half our normal workforce among our refuse collection staff, so this decision has been taken to provide residents with as much waste collection as possible and to prevent any confusion over which bin to put out each week.

All of your household waste can be put into the grey bin including cans, glass, plastic, paper, card, food, garden and general waste.

All grey bin waste will be sent to a special recovery centre and converted to green energy – it will not be sent to landfill.

Final collections of green bins (cans/plastic/glass) will be collected this week (w/c 30 March) – there will be no further blue, brown or green bin collections from next week (w/c 6 April) onwards.

Please do not leave additional waste in bags beside your grey bin – it isn’t safe for our staff to touch and it won’t be collected.

If you do have excess garden waste, we suggest finding an area in the garden suitable to allow it to compost naturally.

If you have somewhere you can safely store your blue and green bin waste (paper, card, glass and plastic), please do so and it will be collected when normal service is resumed.

No further requests for additional grey bins will be accepted.

Our recycling centres in Barrhead and Greenhags remain closed to the public.

We will still aim to collect your bin on the normal collection day.

Please share this message with friends, family and neighbours who may not be online.

For all the latest information on changes to Council services, visit


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