Residents are being reminded to recycle this Christmas with extra waste expected to be created over the festive period.


With gifts being wrapped up and exchanged, residents will find themselves with more paper, cardboard and packaging than normal.

All wrapping paper, Christmas cards and cardboard packaging should go into the blue recycling bin, with glass and plastic bottles going into the new green bin.

As normal, additional bin bags will be collected during the Christmas and New Year collections if it is unable to fit into the resident’s bin.

Renfrewshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will also be open for use throughout the festive period, except on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the festive period and exchanging gifts with friends and family if we can.

“With this though comes extra waste so it’s even more important that you use your recycling bins to separate your general waste from your recycling.

“Make sure you use all your recycling bins as fully as you can and our recycling centres are open to capture any extra you may have if you’ve been especially good this year.

“I’d also like to say a big thank you to our waste teams who are working hard to collect more bins than usual and keep our HWRCs operating over the festive period.”

Bin collections will remain the same over the festive period except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and those with a collection on these days should consult their calendar for their alternative collection day.

Those on a Tuesday collection living in Rashielee, Park Mains, Bargarran or North Barr will change to a Sunday over the festive period, and they will move to the new bin collection service in early 2019.

Residents can see their next four collections, sign up for email reminders and download a digital and a pdf calendar via the council website at