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SnowflakeThere will be no changes to your scheduled bin collections on Colonsay over the Christmas and New Year period

Read our Questions and Answers about changes to your bin collections

Please put your bin out by 8am 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

No Please don't include:

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

What goes in your recycling bags?

Paper and cardboard bag


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

Tins and cans bag


  • clean food tins and cans
  • empty aerosols
  • drinks cans
  • biscuit and sweet tins
  • clean foil containers (takeaway food etc)

Plastics bag


  • clean plastic drinks, detergents and cosmetic bottles
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • Drinks cartons (e.g. Tetrapak)

Your recycling bags should be out for collection by 8am on your collection day. Contaminated bags will not be collected

When you need more recycling bags, please contact the island's waste and recycling representative