City centre residential waste collections

Help us keep Stirling tidy

City centre residents can help other city users by putting their bins or sacks out at the right time, and bringing their bins back in as soon as possible.

Wheeled bins

If you have a wheeled bin, put it out to be emptied by 7am on your collection day, and bring it back in no later than 7pm. Bringing your bin back in as soon as you can keeps the pavements clearer for pedestrians.

Purple sacks

If you don’t have a wheeled bin, we’ll give a supply of 50 purple sacks for your general waste. Purple sacks can be collected at Customer First on Port Street.

We collect purple sacks on Mondays and Wednesdays. You can put one purple sack out on each day.

We collect purple sacks between 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Please put your sacks out as close to 4.30pm as you can.

You can also check your collection dates using your postcode on the bin collection dates search page

A roll of sacks should last 6 months. If you require more sacks this may incur a cost.

Find out how you can visit Customer First

Don’t put your waste out in black bin bags. We won’t collect these bags, and they may be treated as fly-tipping, which can incur a fine.

Recycling points

In addition to the bins and purple sacks service, you can use any of the recycling stations in the city centre.

You can find these stations at:

  • Upper Bridge Street
  • Upper Craigs
  • Dumbarton Road
  • Cowane Street (across from Cowane Centre)
  • Cowane Street (in front of the billboards)
  • Darnley Street
  • Dalgleish Court car park
  • Spittal Street
  • Tesco Wallace Street car park (glass only)