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

Your kerbside food waste container is collected every week and should be placed on the kerbside by 7am on your regular collection day.

Brown Bins

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

To register and pay for your permit please follow the link.

Seasonal brown bin collections take place between March and November.

Please present your brown bin by 7am on your regular recycling collection day.

Your last brown bin collection will be during week commencing 8 November or week commencing 15 November depending on your recycling collection day.

Brown bins without permits will not be collected.

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.


Recycling Centres

Please follow the links for information on our recycling centres at Pottery Street and Kirn Drive.