Green-fingered West Lothian gardeners face a brown bin Easter delay

Brown bins collections scheduled for Good Friday and Easter Monday 2021 are being delayed to the following Sunday.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 7:00 am

West Lothian residents whose brown bins are due to be collected on Friday, April 2 should put their bins out on Sunday April 4 instead. Brown bins due on Monday April 5, should be put out for collection on Sunday April11 instead.

All other collections, including blue and grey collection on Easter Monday and Good Friday are unchanged. Anyone who is unsure of their collection dates can check and register for emails reminder at

The reduced staffing levels over holiday period means it is more likely that collections will be delayed, so residents are asked to put their bins out before 7am on the day of collection and leave them out until they are emptied.

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Executive councillor for the environment Tom Conn said: “I would urge local residents whose normal brown bin collection date is Friday or Monday to check if they are affected over Easter.

“Collections due on both these days has been put back to the following Sunday, either 4 or 11 April.

“With limited resources over the holiday weekend, we are prioritising collections of grey and blue bins to minimise both changes to the collection schedule and the impact on local residents.”

All five of West Lothian’s recycling centres will be open as normal over the Easter holiday weekend for use by local residents. Full details on locations and opening hours can be found at

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