Festive waste collection and recycling arrangements
All you need to know for Christmas and New Year
Red and blue box and blue bag collections
There will be no red and blue box collections or blue bag collections on 25 December and 1 January. If your collection falls on either of these dates, please continue to collect and store your materials for recycling and they will be picked up on your next collection day.
If you have extra materials for recycling and cannot wait for the next collection date, we have recycling points across the city, at supermarkets and the four Community Recycling Centres.
Community Recycling Centres Edinburgh’s four Community Recycling Centres will be open every weekday between 8am and 6pm and at weekends between 8am and 5pm except 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.
You can find them at:
- Braehead: Craigs Road EH12 0AA (map)
- Craigmillar: Old Dalkeith Road EH16 4TB (map)
- Seafield: Fillyside Road EH7 6RD (map)
- Sighthill: Bankhead Avenue EH11 4EA (map).
Please note that trade vehicles and commercial waste are accepted at Seafield Community Recycling Centre only.
There is no Special Uplifts service between 25 December and 8 January. Normal service will resume on 11 January.
There is no Rapid Response Service on 25 and 26 December and 1, 2 and 3 January.
Christmas tree recycling
Once finished with your real Christmas tree, cut it in half and place it beside your brown garden waste bin. Trees can also be taken to Community Recycling Centres so they can be turned into compost.
Full service details will be available on our website closer to the time.