However analysis shows that not all households are making full use of their recycling facilities and, instead, are dumping bags of excess waste next to or on top of their green bin.
The new plans to tackle this issue include in extreme cases, where residents repeatedly dump extra waste, it will not be collected and enforcement action may be taken. This type of practise is already standard in most other Scottish authorities but will come into effect in the last week in March.
In the last financial year, Glasgow paid £13.47 million in landfill taxes alone and, although, recycling performance is currently improving, that figure is expected to reach £14.24 million for the current financial year.
However the policy only covers homes receiving a kerbside collection, not properties like flats, tenements and multi-storeys.