Free dog waste or food waste bags available for collection

Following the closure of a number of our buildings, free dog waste bags can be collected from police stations in Dumbarton and Clydebank. Our resources are limited at present and we appreciate the efforts of residents to continue to pick up after their pets.

Dog waste bags can be collected contact free from a warden on Tuesday and Thursdays between 11am and 12pm outside Vale of Leven Swimming Pool, N Main Street, Alexandria.  Social distancing will be observed.

Please help us to recycle more by putting the following items into your brown bin.

Cooked and uncooked food waste including:

  • Meat & fish (including bones)
  • Egg shells
  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Dairy produce including eggs and cheese
  • Bread, cakes, pastry
  • Beans, pasta, rice
  • Tea bags & coffee grounds.

Please place your food waste in the compostable bags provided. Do not use plastic bags or plastic packaging to store your food waste in the brown bin.

Replacement compostable food bags:

  • Tie a compostable food bag to your brown bin kerbside and our waste operatives will supply you with a new roll
  • Email wasteaware@west-dunbarton.gov.uk
  • Calling the Contact Centre on 01389 738285
  • Collected from council offices, libraries and community centres 

Please do not put any liquids or oils into your brown bin.

Garden waste including:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Flowers, plants & weeds (no soil or plant pots).

Please do not place your garden waste in plastic bags or liners.

We cannot accept soil, large branches, logs, wood, stones, rubble or animal bedding/waste in the brown bin.