There are changes to this service please check our Coronavirus pages for the latest situation. 

Please note: All household recycling, food and glass collections are currently suspended. Green bin collections will continue as per your calendar

All civic amenity sites (recycling centres) are currently closed

All public toilets are currently closed

Find your bin collection calendar by entering your postcode

Read our Questions and Answers about changes to your bin collections

Please put your bin out by 7am on your collection day


Green binYour green bin is for general rubbish

Your green bin is emptied every 3 weeks

Please use your green bin for all the general rubbish that we can't recycle


  • nappies
  • cling film, bubble wrap, or food contaminated plastics
  • non-recyclable plastics
  • polystyrene packing
  • items that can't be recycled

NoPlease don't include:

  • items that can be recycled
  • batteries and electrical equipment
  • rubble, soil, stone or bricks
  • bulky items


Green binYour blue bin is for paper and card

Your blue bin is emptied every 2 weeks

  • Please put paper and cardboard in your blue bin.
  • Please do not put items into plastic bags, just straight into the bin
  • Shredded paper can be put into a recyclable item first, for example, a cereal box


  • office and printer paper
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Telephone directories
  • Unwanted mail
  • Envelopes (without the windows)
  • books

NoPlease don't include:

  • tissues
  • metallic wrapping paper
  • paper and card contaminated with food
  • painted paper or card


Recycling bagsYour recycling bags are for plastic and cans

Your recycling bags are collected at the same time as your blue bin (every 2 weeks)
  • Please remove all caps and lids and please rinse before putting in the bag


  • plastic bottles, tubs, pots and trays
  • aluminium and steel cans
  • tinfoil
  • Tetrapak
  • Empty aerosols
  • clean foil containers (takeaway food etc)

NoPlease don't include:

  • soft plastic packaging such as crisps and biscuit wrappings
  • plastic bags and film
  • plastic contaminated with food or cleaning products

Read the recycling "do's and don'ts" on Fyne Futures website for more guidance

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Fyne Futures provide a variety of recycling and environmental services to the Isle of Bute

On the Fyne Futures website, you will find:

  • Recycling Centre – advice on recycling, order your blue bins & green bags
  • ReStyle – furniture & WEEE reuse, we will arrange viewings and collections for people looking to donate items for reuse; and offer delivery of items purchased from our shop
  • Bute Produce – market garden with Horticulture Training, accredited by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
  • Car Bute - Scotland’s 1st island based car club, annual and temporary membership available

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