Waste, Recycling & Bin Stores

All tenants must dispose of their waste in a responsible and considerate manner. If a neighbour has left rubbish in a communal area, you should:

  • Speak to them about it.
  • If they do not remove the rubbish, contact your Housing Officer

Waste Services are provided by East Lothian Council. If they are unable to empty a communal bin store because it is blocked by cars or large pieces of discarded furniture, it is the responsibility of the tenant who blocked access to arrange to have the area cleared so that the bins can be emptied. If this is not done, we will arrange to have the area cleared, and will charge the cost of this to the tenant. If it is not known who blocked the access, the cost of clearing the area will be spread over all tenants who use the bin store.

Note: large items can be uplifted for free by calling Waste Services. There is a wait of several weeks, but tenants must put the items out no earlier than 24 hours before the uplift date.

Contact Details

East Lothian Council Waste Services

Email: wasteservices@eastlothian.gov.uk

Telephone: 01875 824305

East Lothian Council