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Local support and answers to FAQs including nearest grit bins and festive period rubbish collection dates
Local support and answers to FAQs including nearest grit bins and festive period rubbish collection dates

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Local support and FAQs for the festive season

Local Festive Support

Every year organisations across the city inspire us by providing services around the festive period; despite the challenges, this year is no different.

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) have compiled a Festive Directory of support available across Glasgow this festive period, including:

  • warm places
  • meals/food provision
  • winter clothing
  • helplines & advice.

Please follow the link above to learn more about what support is available across Glasgow this festive period.

Festive Refuse Collection

As we look forward towards the festive period, it’s important to keep in mind that the collection day for your bins may be affected if it falls on a public holiday.

If your bins are normally collected on a Sunday or Monday, they will be collected on the following Tuesday/Wednesday –

For households with a brown bin, real Christmas trees can be placed in your bin for kerbside collection. Please note potential change of date if your scheduled collection falls on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2 January.

There is also information on bulk/excess waste, arrangements for flatted properties as well as what residents can do if they want to recycle a real Christmas tree. Find out more about festive refuse collection on the council's website.

Winter Gritting

As we enjoy a reprieve from the freezing temperatures, it’s always a good idea to keep in mind where the nearest grit bin is.

Glasgow City Council has shared their plans on winter gritting and how they will keep the city moving:

Grit bins

Helpful information on locating your nearest grit bin:

You can also fill out a form to request a refill of grit through the council website:







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