Changes to Bin Collection Days in East Fife

Archived news: published on Friday 18 Jan 2019 by Fife Council

New bin collection calendars for the East of Fife are now available, with changes to the routes (collection days) from 18 February.

Fife council is urging residents in the East of Fife to check their new bin collection dates by visiting Most bin calendars in the East of Fife are changing, and the new collection calendars are now online. The tagging of landfill bins informing residents about their new collection calendar started on 14 January 2019. If your bin is tagged your collection days may have changed and you need to go online to access your up-to-date electronic bin calendar.


Residents can find out which day their household waste and recycling bins will be collected by simply entering their postcode. Once you have selected your property, you can access a copy of your calendar, or print it out.

Shaun Kenyon, Fife council's Team Manager Waste Operations, said:  "Fife Council collects approximately 250,000 bins every week, around 13,000,000 bins a year. The existing rounds have been in place for a number of years, and have so far remained unchanged through budget cuts and new housing developments. A growth in housing has led to pressure on some routes. The new collection routes allow capacity for future growth and ensure that local people continue to get a good service.

“We appreciate that changing the collection days may be an inconvenience in the short term, but the change will make the service more efficient, reducing travel time and make collection routes more streamlined.

“We encourage residents to look out for their bin tag and go online to get their new calendar, if their bin collection is changing. Residents can now access their easy-to-use online calendar via their phone, laptop, desktop or other mobile device anytime, anywhere. Residents should continue to put their bins out as normal until the changeover date.”

The following areas will see changes to their collection days: Newport-Upon Tay, Tayport, Newburgh, Leuchars, Guardbridge, St Andrews, Dairsie, Strathkinness, Cupar, Ladybank, Falkland, Auchtermuchty, Upper and Lower Largo, Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and Kennoway.

As printed calendars are no longer delivered door-to-door, residents should also sign up for free bin calendar email alerts. When you sign up, you will receive an email before a new bin calendar is available, or if your bin collection day changes. Visit and sign-up for email alerts by entering your postcode and email address.

The changes are to bin collection routes only. Changes to Central Fife bin collections are scheduled for April 2019.

Extra collections
Where a bin is due to be collected over 7 days after its normal collection day then we will help:

Blue bin - up to 2 bags of side waste will be collected alongside blue bins on the weeks of 18 February to 11 March, or the first collection of their blue bin after the changeover.

Green bin - up to 2 bags of cans and plastics will be collected alongside green bins on the weeks of 18 February to 11 March, or the first collection of their green bin after the changeover.

Grey bins - up to 2 bundles of paper and cardboard will be collected alongside grey bins on the weeks of 18 February to 11 March , or the first collection of their grey bin after the changeover.

Special Collections
During the transition period 18 February – 01 March 2019, the Special Collection Service for these routes has been temporally suspended, returning to normal service on 4 March 2019.

Contact Fife Council
03451 55 00 00 (Lines open between 8am - 6pm, Monday - Friday)


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