Mull and Iona

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How your recycling is processed

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


  • 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 and card

Your blue bin is emptied every 2 weeks

Please do not put paper and card into bags, just straight into the bin


  • 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


Your recycling bags are for plastics and cans

Your recycling bags are collected at the same time as your blue bin (every 2 weeks)
Please ensure the bags handles are tied and the bags are put inside your blue bin

Recycling bagsInclude in your clear bag:

Please put cans and plastics into separate clear bags

  • plastic bottles, pots, tubs and tray
  • cartons
  • please rinse items before putting them in the bag
  • clean tins and cans
  • empty aerosol
  • clean foil containers (takeaway food etc)


Green binYour grey bin is for glass

Your grey bin in collected every 4 weeks
  • Please remove all caps and lids - there is no need to remove labels
  • Please put the glass straight into the bin, not into bags or liners


  • 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
  • lids and bottle tops
  • mirrors