She had apparently dropped off some clothes and then changed her mind and tried to get them back. But despite being slightly built, she became trapped in the slot with only her feet showing.
Another recycler spotted her plight and raised the alarm when he couldn't drag her back out.
Fireman Mark Innes said: "We were originally told it was a child stuck in the bin but when we got there, we discovered it was a fully grown woman. "Apparently she had put something in the bin that she hadn't meant to and when she went to retrieve it, she fell in. It was a very strange job." ::Daily Record via ::Splurch