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Service disruption

Due to vehicle breakdowns or adverse weather, some collections and access to Recycling Centres may be disrupted

Service disruption 21/1/21

Due to road conditions, crews were unable to collect bins in Glen Lyon and Glen Quaich today. Weather and road conditions permitting, a crew has been scheduled to uplifts bins on Sunday (24 January) as this area has gone several weeks without collection. 

We appreciate that this is of course frustrating for householders, however with narrow roads and limited turning opportunities for the refuse vehicle, safety of the crew and public is paramount. 

Snow and icy conditions 21/1/21

Collection crews will be out as usual to service kerbside bins, however the icy weather is making their job more difficult. Bins will be collected where it is safe for the vehicle and loaders to access. If you are able, please present your bin to a treated main road for uplift.

If your bin is not emptied, please leave it at the kerbside for 48 hours and we will endeavour to collect it. If your bin is still not emptied after this time, please return it to your storage area. If this is your green bin, then a reasonable amount of bagged excess can be presented on your next scheduled uplift. Unfortunately we are unable to accept excess blue or brown bin material, therefore if you are unable to store this, you can recycle it at your local Recycling Centre.

Areas likely to be affected are Kinross-shire, Crieff and Glen Lyon.

Frozen brown bins 19/1/21

Collection crews have reported frozen brown bins in the Bankfoot and Luncarty area today meaning food and garden waste is not emptying when the bin is lifted by the vehicle. If you are presenting a brown food and garden waste bin, please loosen the contents with a garden fork or spade to ensure it fully empties when uplifted.

Your support and understanding is appreciated while we work through this icy weather.

Snow and icy conditions 16/1/21 and 17/1/21

Collections crews working over the weekend were unable to complete some of their usual routes do to snow and ice. Area affected are: Madderty; Findo Gask; Fowlis Wester; Bankfoot; Keillour; Little Glenshee; Bridge of Cally; Kirkmichael; Drimmie and Blacklunans area.

Householder who have not yet had a collection are asked to please leave their bin at the kerbside for 48 hours and we will endeavour to collect it. If your bin is still not emptied after this time, please return it to your storage area. If this is your green bin, then a reasonable amount of bagged excess can be presented on your next scheduled uplift. Unfortunately we are unable to accept excess blue or brown bin material, therefore if you are unable to store this, you can recycle it at your local Recycling Centre.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and ask for your patience while we work through these difficult conditions.

Auchterarder Recycling Centre 15/1/21

Unfortunately Auchterarder Recycling Centre had to close earlier than usual at 5:30pm yesterday due to heavy snowfall. The site is expected to reopen as usual on Saturday.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, however the safety of our staff and the public is paramount.

Service disruption 14/1/21

All bins lorries are out, we will collect where it is safe to do so but we may be unable to access some side street or areas that have not yet been treated. If you are able to do so please pull your bin to the nearest treated road.

Routes affected by the snow and ice include: Parts of Craigie and Cherrybank in Perth; Stanley; Luncarty; Bankfoot; Milnathort; Glenfarg and Abernethy. If you are in these areas, please leave your bins out as we may be able to access and uplift on Saturday 15th January. 

Other areas impacted by the current adverse weather are Blairgowrie and Pitlochry (and their surrounding areas); Comrie; St Fillans and rural Kinross-shire. If are in these areas and your bin is not uplifted, please leave it at the kerbside for a further 48 hours and we will endeavour to return to collect it. 

If we are unable to return to empty your bin, please return it to your storage area. If this is your green bin, then a reasonable amount of bagged excess can be presented on your next scheduled uplift. Unfortunately we are unable to accept excess blue or brown bin material, therefore if you are unable to store this, you can recycle it at your local Recycling Centre.

Frozen brown bins 7/1/21

Collection crews have reported frozen brown bins in the Blairgowrie area today meaning food and garden waste is not emptying when the bin is lifted by the vehicle. If you are presenting a brown food and garden waste bin, please loosen the contents with a garden fork or spade to ensure it fully empties when uplifted.

Your support and understanding is appreciated while we work through this icy weather.

Frozen bin lids 6/1/21

Due to the on-going icy weather, our crews have found many bins due to be emptied today have their lids frozen shut. Crews have attempted to empty all bins accessible, however some householders may find their bin is still full. It is recommended that householders presenting bins should ensure the lid will open before the collection crew arrive. 

If you are presenting a brown food and garden waste bin, it is also advisable to loosen the contents with a garden fork to ensure it fully empties when uplifted.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and ask for your patience while we work through these difficult conditions.

Snow and icy conditions 5/1/21

Collection crews will be out as usual to service kerbside bins, however the icy weather is making their job more difficult. Bins will be collected where it is safe for the vehicle and loaders to access. If you are able, please present your bin to a treated main road for uplift.

If your bin is not emptied, please leave it at the kerbside for 48 hours and we will endeavour to collect it. If your bin is still not emptied after this time, please return it to your storage area. If this is your green bin, then a reasonable amount of bagged excess can be presented on your next scheduled uplift. Unfortunately we are unable to accept excess blue or brown bin material, therefore if you are unable to store this, you can recycle it at your local Recycling Centre.

Areas affected yesterday (4/1/21) who should leave bins out if not emptied include: Alyth; Meigle; Kettins; Perth City; Carse; Scone; Methven; Dunning and Bridge of Earn.

Areas we may not be able to service today due to icy conditions include: Auchterarder; Braco; Gleneagles; Muthill; Kinross; Scotlandwell; Kinnesswood: Easter & Wester Balgeddie and Glenlomond.

Contact details

Waste and recycling

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