Bin Collection Information

Blue bins/bags

You CAN use your blue bin/bag to recycle:

  • paper
  • cardboard
  • tins
  • plastics.

You CANNOT use your blue bin/bag to recycle:

  • plastic bags
  • polystyrene
  • plastic film
  • textiles
  • shoes
  • food waste
  • glass
  • residual household waste
  • garden waste.

Please present your blue bin/bag on the kerbside by 7am on your regular recycling collection day.

Black Bins

Please present your black bin on the kerbside by 7am on your regular collection day.

No side waste will be collected.

Food Waste

The food waste collection service allows you to recycle all types of leftover or unwanted food including food in packaging.

Food waste is collected fortnightly along with black bins.  

Please present your outdoor container by 7am on your collection day.

Brown Bins

Householders wishing to recycle garden waste in an Inverclyde Council brown bin need to buy a seasonal garden waste permit. 

The charge for collecting garden waste from the kerbside in 2024 is £42.00 per bin. A permit is required for each brown bin presented containing garden waste.

Permits last for all brown bin collections during the garden waste collection season.

The £42.00 charge applies regardless of at what point in the year the permit is purchased.

Seasonal brown bin collections take place between March and November.

Brown bin collections have commenced for the garden waste collection season.

Please present your brown bin by 7am on your regular recycling collection day during the garden waste collection season.

Brown bins without permits will not be collected.

You can recycle your garden waste at our Recycling Centres throughout the year.  


High Rise and Tenemental Recycling Collection Service  

The recycling collection service from tenemental and flatted properties has resumed.

Recycling collections from high rise properties remain suspended until further notice. 


Use the 'When are my bins collected?' link in the Related Links section of this page to check which day your bin/bag is collected.