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City Centre Bin Hubs

Bin Hubs have now replaced the on-street pink sack collections within the Perth City Centre

Residents are now able to use one of 92 new communal containers.

How do I find my nearest Bin Hub?

Enter your address details to find the location of your nearest Bin Hub. If you require further assistance, please call our Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476 or email

Why is the service changing?

Placing sacks of waste on the street for collection creates several issues for both residents and businesses. These include:

  • Waste put out on the wrong day or over night lying in the street becoming an obstruction and eyesore
  • Sacks attract pests such as seagulls who often scatter the contents causing a huge amount of mess
  • Clusters of sacks can encourage illegal dumping which is costly to dispose of
  • Bad weather blowing sacks around, often causing them to spill their contents
  • Residents having to store waste in their property until collection day

Will I still receive an annual supply of pink sacks?

Residents will no longer require pink sacks, and are free to use ordinary bin bags for containing their waste being put in the communal containers.

Using the new City Centre Bin Hubs

Residents are asked to place waste inside the bins, and not leave any on top, in front of or at the side of the containers. Doing so may prevent the bin being emptied.

Bin Hubs are for domestic use only. Commercial businesses or organisations are not permitted to dispose of waste in these containers, and doing so may attract a penalty notice. For information on disposing of commercial/business waste, visit our commercial waste pages.

Access to recycling services

There are over 140 Recycling Points and 9 Recycling Centres across Perth and Kinross. Within the city centre we have dry mixed recycling (cans, cardboard, cartons, paper and rigid plastics) facilities at A.K Bell, Carpenter Court, Matalan and Mill Street.

To find recycling facilities near you, use our find my nearest search tool.

Special uplifts for bulky waste uplifts

Bulky waste should not be left next to Bin Hubs. For information on how to donate or dispose of bulky waste items, please visit our special uplift page.

Contact details

Waste and recycling

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