Home / News / Glasgow City Council Implement Charges for Bulk Uplift

Glasgow City Council Implement Charges for Bulk Uplift


From Monday July 5th Glasgow City Council have begun to charge for bulk uplift. The following text is taken from the Glasgow City Council website. More information on the change to this service, including how to book a collection can be found online here


The council provides a Bulky Waste Collection service.  The service is chargeable and charges were introduced on 5 July 2021.

Bulky Waste is items that you wish to dispose of that do not fit into your wheeled bin.

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

Applying a charge for the collection of large items 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. Assigning value to bulky items can encourage everyone 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.

Share this