No changes to festive bin collections in Bute and Cowal

Published Date: 

5 Dec 2022 - 16:27

There will be no changes to bin collections in Bute and Cowal during the festive period.

Please put out your household waste and recycling as normal on the days that your bins are usually collected.

There are also things you can do to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill over this busy time.

As usual, paper, card, cans and plastic bottles/tubs/pots/trays can be placed in your recycling bins. Please remember to rinse out the cans and plastics. Many types of Christmas paper and cards can also be recycled.

Unfortunately, anything covered in glitter or foil-based paper cannot be recycled.  If you want to check if the paper is foil, scrunch the paper up. If it springs back, then please put it in the general waste bin.

The recycling and civic amenity sites at Bogleha (Dunoon) and Westlands (Rothesay) will be closed on 25/26 December and 1/2 January.

Information is available on the Council website at Festive bin arrangements (

You can also view the 2023 bin collections calendar at Bin Collection (