Collections over the festive period

There will be no kerbside waste and recycling collections on 25 and 26 December 2017 or on 1 and 2 January 2018.

Changes to waste and recycling collection dates & closures over the Festive period

Domestic waste / recycling collections

There will be no domestic collections on 25 and 26 DECEMBER 2017 or 1 and 2 JANUARY 2018

Unless householders or commercial customers are notified directly by letter the following will apply:

  • Collections due on Monday 25 DECEMBER will take place on Saturday 23 DECEMBER
  • Collections due on Tuesday 26 DECEMBER will take place on Wednesday 27 DECEMBER
  • Collections due on Monday 1 JANUARY will take place on Saturday 30 DECEMBER
  • Collections due on Tuesday 2 JANUARY will take place on Wednesday 3 JANUARY

There are no scheduled garden and food waste collections from 23 DECEMBER to 5 JANUARY.  Collection dates will return to normal from 6 JANUARY.

Please note that Perth & Kinross Council does not collect excess waste which is not in wheeled bins. Waste should only be presented for collection inside your wheeled bin with the lid closed by 07:30am on the day of collection.

Scheduled collection dates can be found on the  bin dates pages.

Real Christmas trees can be chopped up and added to your home compost bin, chopped up and placed in your brown-lidded bin or taken to your local Recycling Centre.

Real or artificial Christmas trees presented as excess waste will not be uplifted.

Extreme weather

In the event of extreme weather conditions it may not be safe for refuse vehicles to visit all areas of Perth and Kinross.

If snow and ice prevent heavy vehicle movements in your area, regular collections will resume within five working days of the return of less hazardous weather conditions.

Recycling Centres

All Recycling Centres will be CLOSED on 25 and 26 DECEMBER 2017 and 1 and 2 JANUARY 2018. Opening hours otherwise remain the same over the festive period.

Special Uplifts

The last special uplift collection will be 21 DECEMBER 2017.  Normal collections resume on 3 JANUARY 2018.

Public toilets / Comfort schemes

All public toilets will be CLOSED on 25 and 26 DECEMBER and 1 and 2 JANUARY.  The toilets at Ropemaker's Close, Perth will be open on 26 DECEMBER and 2 JANUARY from 10am to 4pm.

Toilets under the Comfort Scheme may also be available. Please visit our Public Toilets page for further details.

Perth Crematorium and Greyfriars Cemetery     

Perth Crematorium will be closed 25 and 26 DECEMBER 2017 and 1 and 2 JANUARY 2018.

Greyfriars Cemetery will be closed 25, 26 and 29 DECEMBER 2017 and 1 and 2 JANUARY 2018.

For information regarding any of the above, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476 or email

Contact details

Waste and recycling

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476