Islay and Jura

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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