Waste containers and collection bags

We offer a range of recycling bins and containers. If you don't have space for wheeled bins, you can request to use the kerbside refuse and recycling bag collection service


You can request recycling bins and containers for free. You can also get a black refuse bin for a fee.

Recycling bin

You can request one or more containers, for mixed dry recycling or food waste from a domestic property for free.

Black refuse bin

From April 2017, you can get a black refuse bin for household use for a delivery and admin fee of £25.

If you are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax benefit, you can get a black refuse bin for a discounted price of £10.

We have a strict 'one refuse bin per household' policy.

All bins belong to us but you can write the address of your property on the bin. If you move, the bin should stay at the delivery address due to differences in bin types across Aberdeenshire.

Make a request

Contact us if you would like to request recycling containers or a refuse bin.

Alternatively, you can complete our waste and recycling containers form (pdf 102KB) and send it to:

Aberdeenshire Council
Infrastructure Services
Waste Management
Unit 7 Harlaw Way
AB51 4SG

Collection bags

Our kerbside refuse and recycling bag collection service offers:

  • Blue bags for refuse (we collect up to 5 bags each fortnight on your collection day)
  • Clear bags for recycling

This service is only available for refuse and recycling. You should use the small food bin for food waste. 

We also offer this service in areas that our standard collection vehicles cannot access. 

To request collections bags or for more details, please phone Wasteline.

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