Kintyre

Christmas treeThere will be some changes to scheduled bin collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period.

Check all festive bin collection arrangments here

All the household rubbish and recycling centres will be closed on 25th and 26th December 2022 and 1st and 2nd January 2023.

New bin calendars for 2023 are now available - 

Download your 2023 bin collection calendar

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 7.30am 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

YesInclude:

  • 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

 

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

YesInclude:

  • 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)
  • Further information on recycling plastics, including which plastic symbol numbers we accept, can be found in our Recycling section

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

Please don’t, under any circumstances, put potentially flammable items in your household wheelie bins.

  • Batteries: these can be recycled safely at shops selling batteries or at our civic amenity sites.
  • Marine flares: please contact your nearest marina who will be able to advise you on the correct disposal route.