Environmental Protection

There are changes to this service please check our Coronavirus pages for the latest situation. 

  • We are moving to 2-weekly bin collections from Monday 6th April where your general waste and recycling will be collected at the same time - find out more details here
  • All civic amenity sites (recycling centres) are currently closed
  • All public toilets are currently closed
  • There are changes to the processing of planning and building standards applications

In Scotland the responsibility for regulating the various aspects of pollution control are divided between Local Authorities and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Local Authority services such as Argyll and Bute Council’s Regulatory Services have a duty to monitor and control pollution issues such as local air quality, noise and contaminated land.

SEPA regulates potential pollution from industry of natural waters and the air and the storage, transportation and disposal of controlled waste and the keeping of radioactive materials.