From Monday 2 December, householders and businesses on Mull and Iona will no longer have to put recyclable material into separate plastic bags before it goes into blue bins.
Putting the recyclable material directly into the bins reduces the amount of single use plastic going into the waste stream.
It is also more convenient for customers, by cutting down on time and effort.
There is no change to the materials collected and no change to the frequency or days of collection.
From now on plastic bottles, tubs and trays, tins, cans and empty aerosols can be put straight into the blue bin. The co-mingled material will then be sent off the islands and sorted into separate streams at a mechanical recycling facility on the mainland.
If you would like to know what happens to the items you recycle in your blue bin, please visit our website: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/mull-and-iona