Kintyre - new recycling service

New blue bin recycling service for Kintyre homes

Blue wheelie bin

FAQs - new Kintyre recycling service

Read our FAQs to find out full details of the arrangements for the new blue bin recycling service in Kintyre

This new service will allow you to easily recycle a range of items in your new blue bin:

  • Paper, card and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Food tins, drinks cans, empty aerosols and clean foil
  • Food and drinks cartons

Your blue bin will be collected every 2 weeks, commencing in October 2021. New bin calendars will be available to download from late September, on the Kintyre bin collection page

This leaflet is being delivered to all homes in Kintyre during September, when your new blue bin is delivered - download a copy of the leaflet here

Please do not put recycling into bags - keep items loose in your blue bin

What goes in your new blue bin?

Yes please

Clean and dry:

  • Paper, card and cardboard

Rinsed and squashed:

  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Food and drinks cartons

Rinsed:

  • Food tins, drinks cans, empty aerosols and clean foil

No thanks

Glass should not be placed in your blue recycling bin

The following also cannot be collected in your blue bin:

  • Oil or paint tins
  • Plastic bags or liners
  • Items covered in food residues
  • Metallic wrapping paper
  • Painted paper or card
  • Textiles or shoes

Examples of what can go in your new blue bin

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Catalogues and directories
  • Letters, junk mail and envelopes
  • Office and shredded paper
  • Books
  • Cereal boxes and ready meal sleeves
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Toilet and kitchen roll tubes
  • Cardboard egg boxes
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Tins and cans
  • Empty aerosols
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays

Recycling tips

  • Rinse items clean of food and drink residue before putting them in your blue bin
  • Save space in your bin by squashing plastic bottles and putting the lids back on - you can also flatten cardboard
  • You can recycle glass bottles and jars at your nearest glass recycling point
  • Please reduce textile waste and use a charity shop or textile bank for re-useable clothes and shoes

Additional information

Why the change?

This new service will allow Argyll and Bute to help Scotland meet its ambitious target of recycling 70% of all waste by 2025. It also means that Kintyre residents will now receive the same blue bin recycling service as the rest of mainland Argyll and Bute. By recycling more we are helping to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change - it takes less energy to make recycled products than using raw materials.

When will my bins be collected?

To find out when your blue bin will be collected from October onwards, your new calendar will be available to download on the Kintyre bin collection page from late September. Your blue bin will be collected every 2 weeks.

There are no changes to your green bin service. If you have an assisted uplift for your green bin, you will also receive this for your blue bin

Please put your bins out by 7.30 am on your collection day

Can I request a second blue bin?

Yes, however, please try a couple of collection cycles first before requesting a second blue bin.