Mull and Iona

From Tuesday Monday 2nd December 2019 householders and businesses on Mull and Iona will no longer have to put recyclable material (plastic bottles, tubs and trays, tins, cans and empty aerosols) into separate plastic bags before they are put into blue bins. Instead you can simply put all the material directly into your blue bin. There are no changes to the materials collected, dates of collection or collection frequencies; the only change is removing the need to put it in bags. The council will therefore no longer provide plastic bags to households on Mull and Iona.

How your recycling is processed

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Read our Questions and Answers about changes to your bin collections

Please put your bin out by 6am 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)

No Please 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

 

Green binYour grey bin is for glass, and is collected every 4 weeks

  • Please put the glass straight into the bin, not into bags or liners
  • You can also put metal lids or caps back onto the bottles and into your grey bin, and there is no need to remove labels

YesInclude:

  • cooking sauce bottles
  • cooking oil bottles
  • wine bottles
  • beer bottles
  • soft drink bottles
  • coffee jars
  • food jars e.g pasta sauce, jam, baby food, pickles

No Please don't include:

  • pyrex and ceramics
  • plates and cups
  • window pane glass
  • drinking glasses
  • spectacles
  • light bulbs
  • mirrors
  • corks or plastic lids