FIFE Council has thanked Fifers for their patience during the past fortnight following disrupted bin collection services.

The recent severe weather meant four consecutive days of waste collection were missed by Monday which resulted in the waste uplift team being unable to service approximately 220,000 bins since last Tuesday.

Ken Gourlay, head of assets, transportation and environment, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the disruption to bin collections due to the severe weather conditions and thank residents for their understanding and patience.

"We know that this is a very difficult time for many people, for a range of reasons.

"We’d also like thank people across Fife for continuing to recycle during these challenging times – we appreciate all your efforts.

“Our Waste Team is working extremely hard to keep up with bin collections. Since Monday we’ve been back to picking up all blue, grey, brown and green bins.

“Crews will use any spare capacity daily to return to missed customers on our assisted collection service who are our most vulnerable and unable to manage their own waste.

"Our crews are very busy carrying out this week's duties, so, unfortunately, can’t take on additional uplifts.

“Customers who had a bulky uplift booked will have their items lifted this weekend – 20 and 21 February.”

Those who have missed a bin collection because of the recent severe weather can present one extra bag of waste (appropriate for that colour of bin) on their next collection.

If customers have missed a paper bin collection, please put out the extra waste flattened beside the bin.

Residents can check their online bin calendar at