Recycling in Helensburgh and Lomond

Find out what you can recycle in your household bins, and what other recycling facilities are available in your area.

Reducing the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill is at the heart of what we do, so we encourage people to do what they can to use all the recycling options in their area:

Recycling centre

Your local household recycling centre is Blackhill Recycling Centre, where you can take many types of items that can't be recycled in your household bins - including your garden waste, textiles, small and large electrical items, batteries and furniture.

Local recycling points

There are also a number of local recycling points across Helensburgh and Lomond - where households and visitors can easily recycle lots of items such as paper and card, cans and plastics, glass and textiles.

Soft plastic recycling

Soft plastics such as carrier bags, food bags and wrapping and pet food pouches can't be recycled in your household blue mixed recycling bin, but there are many recycling points for these in your local area (often at supermarkets) - to find your nearest soft plastic recycling points, check out the Recycle Now Recycling Locator.

Household recycling collections

To check the dates for all your household recycling collections, you can find your calendar using our postcode lookup - Helensburgh and Lomond bin collections

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Blue bin for mixed recycling

Your blue bin is collected every 2 weeks, and is for mixed recycling of paper, card and cardboard; plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays; and cartons.

Find out more about what goes in your blue bin here

Blue wheelie bin
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Grey bin for glass recycling

Your grey bin is collected every 4 weeks, and is for recycling of glass bottles and jars.

Find out more about what goes in your grey bin here

Grey wheelie bin
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Food waste collection

Your food waste bin is collected every week, and is for food waste, used kitchen towel, tea and coffee grounds and pet food.

Find out more about what goes in your food waste bin here

Food waste in kitchen caddy
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