Islay and Jura

Bin collection calendars for 2021 are now available - just enter your postcode and find your address using the lookup below.

Find your bin collection calendar by entering your postcode

Christmas treeThere will be changes to some scheduled collection dates over the festive period - please check our festive bin arrangements page for more information

Read our Questions and Answers about your bin collections

Please put your bin out by 7 am 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

No Please don't include:

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

* From Tuesday 28th May these items will no longer need to go in bags, they can go directly into your blue bin *


Your 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 - there is no need to remove labels


  • plastic bottles, tubs, pots, food trays (please rinse contents first)
  • alumunium and steel cans and tins (please wash food and drink traces off first)
  • Empty aerosols
  • clean foil containers (takeaway food etc)

No Please don't include:

  • plastic contaminated with food or cleaning products