Covid-19 Waste Update

Mavis Valley Household Recycling Centre (Updated Friday 3 July)

After a successful five week operation, the temporary Household Waste Recycling Centre at ATR, Balmuildy Rd, will close after this Sunday 5 July. Access to the main site at Mavis Valley will then be from both directions and onsite traffic management will continue until further notice. We expect delays so please consider if your visit is essential. Thank you for your support during this particularly busy period for both sites. We ask for your continued patience as we revert to normal operations.

Mavis Valley Household Recycling Centre (Published Wednesday 27 May)

Mavis Valley Household Waste Recycling Centre will reopen to the public, with restrictions, on Monday 1 June.  It will be open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm and you must follow the important information and restrictions detailed below.

Please note:  Journeys to the Mavis Valley Household Waste Recycling Centre on Balmuildy Road, must only be undertaken if they are essential. By this we mean the waste cannot be stored without causing risk of injury, health or harm. No other reason for the journey would be considered a legitimate purpose. If you can temporarily store your waste or recycling in a way that does not pose a risk to yours or others safety or human health, then you must do so.

In order to meet anticipated demand, and because the Mavis Valley Household Waste Recycling Centre can normally be accessed from both the Bishopbriggs direction AND the Milngavie/Bearsden direction (from Balmore Road) which will not be possible during the initial period of reopening, an additional, temporary facility has been secured at ATR skip hire so that recycling can be safely off-loaded from each direction.Map to recycling centre

ATR Skip Hire – Temporary Recycling Facility
Vehicles travelling from Bearsden/Milngavie via Balmore Road will use this facility.

Mavis Valley Household Waste Recycling Centre
Vehicles travelling from Bishopbriggs via Kirkintilloch Road/Balmuildy Road will use this facility,

Important Information and Restrictions for visiting Mavis Valley Household Waste Recycling Centre

New restrictions have been introduced in line with advice on social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic and these must be followed.

  • You should not visit the facility if you or a member of your household is/are unwell and have Covid-19 symptoms.  You should be following the 7-day self-isolation guidance if you are unwell, or the 14 day stay at home guidance if a member of your household is unwell.
  • A maximum of two people from the same household will be permitted on site, to assist with and to speed up the process of unloading.
  • Cars only are permitted.  No access for vans, trailers or other vehicles will be allowed.
  • ID to prove East Dunbartonshire residence is required.  The driver should have their UK photo card driver’s licence or a recent Council Tax / Utility bill showing their East Dunbartonshire address.  If you do not have this, you will be turned away.
  • Opening hours are strictly 0800 – 1600.  No access will be allowed out with these times. Drivers queueing prior to the sites opening will be moved on. The latest entry to the sites will be 15 minutes prior to site closing at 1545.
  • Entrance is at the discretion of East Dunbartonshire Council and will be managed by on-site employees.
  • Please be patient, expect long delays and be prepared to queue.
  • Please remember to stay in your vehicle while queueing to aid with social distancing. Please do not leave your vehicle until you are instructed to do so by site staff.mavis valley recycling
  • Traffic management measures will be in place.
  • Staff will not be able to assist with carrying items, please consider and only bring what you can manage to remove from the vehicle.
  • You must observe social distancing at all times. If you do not comply with social distancing guidance, you will be asked to leave and the site may have to close temporarily.
  • Access will be limited to a set number of vehicles at any one time.
  • During busy periods or if you arrive near to closing time, you may be asked to leave and return the next day.
  • Non-Trade vans and cars with trailers will only be accepted from Monday 8 June and only during the following restricted hours.
    Morning          0800 – 1000

Afternoon        1400 - 1600

Garden Waste Collection Update (Published Wednesday 20 May) 

Garden waste collections will recommence from Monday 25 May.  Residents should put their green garden waste bin out for collection once a fortnight on the same day that their grey general waste bin is collected. Green bins should be presented for collection by 7am on collection day.

Thank you once again for your understanding during the suspension of this service and as we re-introduce our collections whilst ensuring the health and safety of our workforce.


Recycling Collection Update (Published Wednesday 27 May)

Recycling collections returned to normal from Tuesday 19 May following a phased reintroduction.  You should present BOTH your brown and blue recycling bins for collection on your usual collection day from then. 

Please note that food waste collections remain suspended. Food waste should continue to be bagged and placed in the grey bin.

The service for collecting grey bins for general waste remains unchanged.  These are collected fortnightly, alternating with the recycling collections.

Please continue to follow our guidance below on reducing, compacting and storing waste between collections.

We would like to thank you once again for your co-operation and understanding in these challenging times as we reintroduce our recycling collections in a phased manner.

Other Waste Service Impacts

As a result of the current Government guidance in relation to stay at home and social distancing, the following changes to waste services continue to apply:

  • Food waste collections remain suspended.  It is recommended that residents dispose of food waste in their general waste (grey) bin. Wrap food waste in newspaper or plastic bags before putting into your grey bin. Ensure the lid is fully closed to minimise smells and any flies being able to get in. 

Covid-19 Waste:  Help protect our frontline staff and #StopTheSpread. 

If someone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID 19) you can securely store personal waste including used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths within disposable rubbish bags. These should be:

  • placed into another bag
  • tied securely
  • kept separate from other waste
  • put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your general waste bin
  • Please check NHS Inform for up to date advice.

We appreciate your understanding during these extremely challenging times as we seek to balance the maintenance of essential services with the need to protect our employees and meet government and NHS guidelines on social distancing.