Please enter your postcode below to check your green bin collection dates from 29th June - please ignore the recycling dates on this page, as they are currently incorrect.

Please go to the Bute reycling collection dates page to find your blue bin collection dates

Please remember that ALL recycling now goes into your blue bin – there is no need to use bags

Find your bin collection calendar by entering your postcode

From Monday 29th June, your bin collections will be moving back to 3-weekly collections for your green bin, and 2-weekly collections for your blue bin (you will no longer use bags for recycling - all your mixed recycling can go directly into your blue bin)

Bute households were moved to a new two weekly timetable for general waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that, instead of reverting back to your original calendar, for the moment we would ask you to look in two places to check what dates to put out your bins.

You can check your green bin collection dates here by entering your postcode in the lookup box above. Please ignore the recycling dates on this calendar and the upcoming dates on the webpage. They are not correct – these are the dates that were used when Fyne Futures delivered the service.

You can check your recycling (blue bin) dates by following the link below to Bute recycling dates and checking your street on the list

Bute - recycling collection dates

Find out more details about the changes in our press release

Read our FAQS about the changes to bin collections from 22nd June here

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, card, cans and plastic

Your blue bin is emptied every 2 weeks

  • Please do not put items into plastic bags, just straight into the bin
  • Please rinse cans, cartons and plastics before putting them in the bin
  • Please leave the lids off bottles so they can be squashed, or squash them and put the lids back on
  • Shredded paper can be put into a recyclable item first, for example, a cereal box


  • food, drink and aerosol cans
  • clean plastic drinks, detergent or cosmetic bottles, plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • paper, newspaper, brochures, magazines, envelopes, books
  • food packaging cardboard / packaging sleeves
  • cereal boxes
  • egg boxes
  • cardboard boxes / packaging
  • drinks cartons / tetrapaks
  • clean foil containers (takeaway food etc)

NoPlease don't include:

  • oil or paint tins
  • plastic bags or liners
  • other types of plastic packaging
  • tissues
  • metallic wrapping paper
  • paper and card contaminated with food
  • painted paper or card