Fife residents urged to check calendar for bin collections weekly

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Fifers are being urged to check the online calendar for their bin collection details every week.

Given the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, Fife Council is having to make some changes to its kerbside waste collection services.

The local authority is continuing to collect blue, green and brown bins, however it has temporarily stopped collections of grey paper/cardboard recycling bins.

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The Kingdom’s collection dates for blue landfill bins remain the same, however Fifers are advised to check the online bin calendar every Sunday for their recycling bin collection dates.

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The calendar can be viewed here.

Residents are advised if their bin is out and has not been emptied by Friday evening they should bring it back in until the next scheduled collection.

The 4-weekly brown bin collections are also continuing, however if you have any concerns about excess food waste, this should be placed in your blue landfill bin.

A full service will also be provided for green bins, however some properties in East and West Fife will have their green bin collected on a different week to help manage resources.

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A spokesman for Fife Council said: “ Not all properties will be affected but please check your bin calendar every Sunday to ensure your green bin is out on the right week at

“Please look out for your neighbours during this time to help ensure the right bins are out.

“Please only put out bins for collection that need emptied (more than half full).

“Please continue to put your blue, brown or green bin out at 6am on the day the bin is collected according to your online calendar.

“If we’re unable to empty them on your collection day, please leave them out and we’ll try to return and collect them over the following days.

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“Please don’t put your grey paper bin out as we are not emptying these bins at present.

“Thank you for your understanding. We’ve had to make these changes because staff are either self-isolating or unwell. We’re trying to provide the best service we can with what we have.”

The council said that any changes to bin collections will be reflected online.

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