Bin capacity - recycling bins

We can, in some circumstances, provide extra or less capacity in your recycling bins. If you think the reasons below apply to you then call our Recycling Helpline on 03451 55 00 22.

Cans & Plastics (green bin)

  • We provide households with a 240-litre green bin, emptied every 4 weeks.
  • Households can get an additional 240-litre green bin if one or more resident has a medical condition that requires extra plastic & can storage.
  • To apply for extra green bin capacity please contact our Recycling helpline on 03451 55 00 22. An application form and submission of documentary evidence may be required.
  • There is no provision for a smaller green bin.

Paper & cardboard (grey bin)

  • We provide households with a 240-litre grey bin, emptied every 4 weeks.
  • Households can get an additional 240-litre grey bin if one or more resident has a medical condition that requires extra paper & cardboard storage.
  • To apply for extra grey bin capacity please contact our Recycling helpline on 03451 55 00 22. An application form and submission of documentary evidence may be required.
  • There is no provision for a smaller grey bin.

Food & garden waste (brown bin)

  • We provide households with a 240-litre brown bin, emptied every 2 weeks.
  • Households can get an additional 240-litre brown bin if the household:
                    - Regularly produces garden & food waste in excess of the standard storage capacity provided by the council, and  
                    - is inhabited solely by resident(s) who has/have a medical condition that mitigates against delivery by them of excess garden waste to a Recycling Centre, and
                    - Fife Council agrees that home composting is not appropriate.
  • To apply for extra brown bin capacity please contact our Recycling helpline on 03451 55 00 22. An application form and submission of documentary evidence may be required.

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Send enquiry to: Recycling Helpline (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday)




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