Strike action to disrupt Stirling’s waste services

Local UNISON members in the Council’s Waste Service will go on strike from Thursday 10 August to Sunday 13 August 2023 (inclusive) as part of industrial action over pay.


Stirling Council has outlined its contingency plans for the industrial action.   As a result, scheduled household bin collections will be impacted.

Household waste recycling centres at Lower Polmaise, Balfron and Callander will also be closed from 10-13 August and will open again as normal on Monday 14 August.

The Council will deploy the following contingency plans, with more detailed information available at

Brown Bins – Garden and food waste

Brown bin collections due on these dates are delayed and will be rescheduled, commencing Tuesday 15 August.


There will be no glass collections from 10-13 August. We encourage residents to store their glass until their next scheduled collection. Alternatively, glass can be disposed of at the nearest glass recycling point. If recycling bins are full, we ask people to please take glass home.

Blue bins – Plastics, cans and cartons

There will be no blue bin collections for the whole week commencing Monday 14 August. This is to accommodate the delayed collection of brown bins. We encourage residents to store their blue bin recycling until the next collection or visit their local Household Waste and Recycling Centre, which will be open as normal on Monday 14 August.

Grey Bins

Grey bins due for collection week commencing Monday 14 August will be collected as normal.

Commercial Waste

There will be disruption to commercial general waste and recycling collections during the period of industrial action. Detailed collection updates for commercial waste customers can be found at:

Stirling Council would like to thank residents for their patience and co-operation during this time.

Regular reminders of the contingency arrangements will also be posted on the Council’s Facebook and Twitter channels.