Published 27 March 2023

Residents around West Dunbartonshire will be able to clean up their homes and gardens for free next month as part of the Council’s Spring Clean-up initiative.

The clean up drive will see free-to-use community skips positioned at key locations across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale from 9am until 3:30pm.

During the period, residents will be able to dispose of waste from homes and gardens as well as being able to seek advice from onsite officers about a variety of issues including recycling, disposing of rubbish and ways to report fly-tipping.

The clean-up operation was introduced as part of the Council’s Cost of Living commitments last year, with £50,000 set aside to support community improvements and help dispose of excess rubbish.

Skips will be deposited between Monday 3 April and Thursday 6 April inclusive and again between Tuesday 11 April and Friday 14 April inclusive.

Items that cannot be placed in the skip include: electrical and white goods, paint, gas canisters, tyres, oils, chemicals, batteries and hazardous waste.

Residents are encouraged to bring their items along to the skip located closest to their home on the allocated day, as detailed below:

  • Monday 3 April: Braes Avenue, Whitecrook
  • Tuesday 4 April: Craigielea Rd, Duntocher 
  • Wednesday 5 April:  Car park at the Talisman, Onslow Road
  • Thursday 6 April:  Car park adjacent to 22 Crown Avenue
  • Tuesday 11 April: Gray Street at junction with Steven Street, Alexandria
  • Wednesday 12 April:  Car park near to 184 Pappert
  • Thursday 13:  Car park near to 325 Braehead
  • Friday 14:  Car park at the end of Cumbrae Crescent South, Castlehill

Any additional locations identified during this two week period will be scheduled for a community skip over the following weekends.

Councillor David McBride, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “These skips will be put in place for 24hours at a time in different areas spread across West Dunbartonshire, giving residents who want to have a clear out or those who already have items to dispose of an opportunity to get rid of them completely free of charge.


“We want our communities not only to be proud of where they live but also to reduce fly tipping in our area. This Spring Clean-up will go some way towards helping us achieve that and if it is a success it could be rolled out again in future.”

Councillor Lawrence O’Neill, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, added: “The Clean-up has been organised to support residents to dispose of any rubbish properly at a convenient location without the need for an uplift and I would encourage people to spread the word and use these skips.

“The cost of living supports put in place last year are wide-ranging and this earmarked money is being put to good use to ensure our residents see improvements in their local communities and feel a sense of pride about where they live.”