Information packs on Argyll and Bute Council’s new recycling arrangements coming through the doors of residents in the Cowal area

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Published Date: 

17 Mar 2015 - 11:07

Argyll and Bute Council is introducing an enhanced recycling service in Cowal from 20 April which will make it easier for you to recycle at the kerbside.

From 20 April blue recycling bins will be able to take plastic bottles/tubs/trays and cans as well as paper and card. The green bin will remain for everything else, apart from glass.

The blue recycling bin will not be suitable or glass. Existing glass recycling facilities (e.g. bottle banks) should continue to be used as normal.

You will now have your green and blue bins emptied on alternate weeks. This means that you will continue to receive a weekly bin uplift - one week you will put out your green bin and the next week your blue bin.

Anyone who does not currently have a blue bin will be issued with one in April, before the new collections begin.

This new service will make it easier for you to recycle at the kerbside, rather than having to go to your local recycling centres.

Hopefully this new service will encourage people to recycle. By recycling more you are helping to save the planet’s natural resources, save energy and reduce the effects of climate change.

You will receive an information pack through your door soon which contains a guide containing more information on the new service and full details of what you can recycle, a new collections calendar and a sticker for the lid of your blue recycling bin to remind you what can and cannot go in it.