Friday 20/03/2020: Changes to Bin Collection – East Lothian Council

WASTE and recycling collections across East Lothian will be suspended or reduced from Monday until further notice.

This is due to staff shortages as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Green and blue recycling boxes will still be emptied on their usual day but, rather than both being emptied at the same time, the green box will be emptied on the first fortnight and the blue box the second fortnight.
There will be no more brown bin collections as these have been suspended until further notice.

Food waste and green bins for non-recyclable waste will still be collected as usual but the council urge that containers are placed out on the morning of collection by 7am.
Where staffing allows, the council will try and honour any special uplift collections that have been booked.
If items have not been collected by 3pm on the booked day, take them off the kerbside and contact the council to arrange an alternative date.
Recycling centres are still open as normal and limits on vans and trailers remain in place; however, some centres may close at short notice.