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Glasgow City Council (GCC) Bulk Waste Uplift Charges

Glasgow City Council (GCC) Bulk Waste Uplift Charges

01 July 2021

From Monday 5 July 2021 Glasgow City Council (GCC) are introducing charges for collection of household bulky waste. 

This decision brings Glasgow into line with the vast majority of Scottish local authorities, where charging for uplifting bulky items is a standard feature of their waste management services. 

Requiring householders to pay for large items to be collected is also consistent with the Council’s new Resource and Recycling Strategy 2020-30 and ‘empowering Glasgow to become a zero-waste city’. 

Charging aims to change the way citizens think about resources. By assigning value to bulky items we aim to encourage residents to reduce the amount of waste they produce or find other ways for items to be reused where possible. Extending the useful life of bulky items will help reduce Glasgow’s carbon footprint and help support the city’s aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. 

You can find out more about the Resource and Recycling Strategy 2020-30 by following this link: https://bit.ly/362y0Eo 

From 5 July, residents will be able to place requests online and payments can be made by credit or debit card and will be taken up front.


£35 for up to 10 standard items (£35 for each number up to 10 thereafter) 

£35 for each large electrical item – these will be collected separately for recycling 

Special large items such as marble fireplaces, sheds, cast iron baths will continue to 

be charged on a half-hourly basis. A full list is available on our website. 

For more information including how to register, full terms and conditions, FAQs, lists of items they collect and how and where to present items, please visit www.glasgow.gov.uk/bulkywaste

You can also contact Total Homes to arrange uplift of bulky items.  To find out more, click here

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