Jun 19, 2023
Garden Waste Collection

Garden Waste Collection

Ahead of the start of the new garden waste collection service on 10 July 2023, to ensure a permit has the appropriate time to be delivered, residents should apply for their permit before 25 June 2023. Residents can still apply after this date but should allow 10 working days from payment for it to arrive.

Once applied and paid for, a permit will be posted out for the resident’s brown bin. This should be put onto the front panel of their bin to ensure it is collected by our crews. Those with a permit should put both food and garden waste into their brown bin for collection.

Anyone who does not wish to participate can continue to present their brown bin as normal with food waste only, but if garden waste is placed into the bin without a permit, then it will not be collected until the garden waste is removed or a permit is purchased.

The permit applies to one bin only so a permit must be purchased for each brown bin they wish to be collected. A replacement can be provided should the resident move during the year to another address within Renfrewshire. Additional brown bins and permits can be purchased as required.

Those who share a bin, such flats or tenement blocks, can share a permit and the cost, but they must coordinate this themselves and apply online for a permit/permits in the normal manner.

Anyone receiving full (100%) or severe mental impairment council tax reduction will not be required to pay. They, or someone on their behalf, should apply online in the normal manner and follow the steps within the application form or call 0300 300 0380 if additional support is required. The exemption applies to one permit only and they will need to pay if they wish to have any additional permits.

Garden waste can be taken to any of our recycling centres for free or residents can pay for the council’s special uplift service to have their waste collected from their home.

Brown bins will continue to be collected every two weeks and all other bin collections will remain the same.

Our team of waste advisors are available to support residents, communities, and elected members with the change to the service.

Further information, including applying for a permit, is available on our website at

If someone does not have internet access, they can visit their local library to be supported to apply or they can call 0300 300 0380. Paper applications are available at libraries and Renfrewshire House in Paisley, but the online form should be used in the first instance if possible.

Any questions on the service can be emailed to the team at

Waste advisors are carrying out roadshows across Renfrewshire to allow residents to find out more about the new collection service and the remaining dates are below.

Roadshow dates

Roadshow location




Carrick Centre

1A Main St




Friday 16 June 2023

10.30am to 1pm

Paisley Central Library

15 Mill Street



Saturday 17 June 2023

10am to 1pm

Lochwinnoch Library

Old School, High Street


PA12 4AB

Monday 19 June 2023

2pm to 5pm

Johnstone Library

25 Church Street



Tuesday 20 June 2023

5pm to 8pm

Ralston Library

Ralston Community Centre, Allanton Avenue



Wednesday 21 June 2023

10am to 1pm

Linwood Library

15 Bridge Street



Thursday 22 June 2023

2pm to 5pm

Brookfield Village Hall

43 Woodside Rd




Friday 23 June 2023

10am to 1pm

Jun 11, 2023
Road Closure at Greenock Road, Inchinnan, from 12 June, 2023

Road Closure - 12 June

Road closure at Greenock Road, Inchinnan from 12/06/23

Jun 7, 2023
 Newshot Island Nature Reserve Resurfaced

Newshot Island Nature Reserve

Thanks to funding from Erskine Community Council, the pathway along Newshot Island Nature Reserve has been resurfaced - no longer need to get the wellies oot!

May 31, 2023
Kevin Murray Associates are holding a series of public consultations in relation to the proposed residential develop

Kevin Murray Associates Public Consultations

Kevin Murray Associates are holding a series of public consultations in relation to the proposed residential development at Erskine waterfront, on behalf of Cosmopolitan Hotels.

The times and locations of the public drop-in events can be found in the article photo.

We are, of course, disappointed that the development continues to be fought for, despite the proposal being denied on two previous occasions - thanks in large part to the efforts of CC members.

That being said, we understand the demand and need to develop Erskine, but it should be carried out in a way that is both sustainable and contributive to the overall community. Erskine requires services and infrastructure to support its existing residents. Prior to planning being granted, consideration must be given to how this development will be catered for by our already struggling GPs, diminishing public transport and at capacity schools. Robust forward planning and a real commitment to improvement of services in Erskine is required by Renfrewshire Council if planning is granted.

If property developers are insistent, then they, and Renfrewshire Council, should be aware of this and the concerns of residents. On this basis we recommend interested parties to attend the public drop-in event to voice any objections or ideas they may have.