Bin Collection

Changes to bin collection

Check reported missed bin collections

Check our service disruptions list to see if there have been any reported problems in your area - when we find out about a problem, we update this list to let you know what's happened and when to expect your bin to be collected if it has been missed.

Details
Disruption to Lochgoilhead commerical glass collection- Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 10:13
Blue Bin Collections - Cowal- Monday, 12 June, 2017 - 15:43

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Find out the bin collection arrangements in your area:

If you can't find the rubbish or bin collection information for your area, or if you require any further information, please call the Contact Centre on 01546 605514.

Some basic guidance on the use of your wheelie bin

Did you know that we can provide an assisted bin collection service if you are not able to put your wheelie bin out for collection yourself? (for example because of mobility problems or illness).

You can apply for an assisted collection if you have no other member of your household who is able to help, and you are not able to put out your bins yourself because of a mobility problem or illness.

To apply, please call us on 01546 605514 or email enquiries@argyll-bute.gov.uk and an application form will be sent out to you.

The wheeled bin must be used, and no excess or side waste should be placed outwith the bin.
Please return your bin back onto your property as soon as reasonably possible after collection.
Do not leave a bin permanently on the footpath.

Points to Remember

DO make sure your bin is available on your designated bin collection day, by the time stated for your area. Bin collection times may vary due to operational changes. However, we will try to catch up as soon as possible.

  • DO make sure the lid is fully closed with the handle facing towards the kerb.
  • DO make sure your bin is returned to your property after rubbish collection
  • DO maintain access to your street on collection day. If access to your bin is impossible, we will be unable to empty it.
  • DO use the kerbside recycling collection services where available or take recyclables to a recycling site.
  • DO compost your garden waste at home or take it to a recycling and civic amenity site.
  • DO use our chargeable special uplift service for items not suitable for your wheelie bin. Restrictions apply so contact 01546 605514 for advice.
  • DON'T place hot ashes in your bin.
  • DON'T leave your bin permanently on the footpath
  • DON'T pack it too tightly.
  • DON'T leave excess waste beside it. Waste presented for collection should be contained only in the wheeled bin with the lid fully closed. EXCESS WASTE WILL NOT BE UPLIFTED.

Homes on unadopted roads

We will collect bins from unadopted roads providing that the road is safe for the bin lorry. The driver will decide on the day whether the road is safe. If your road is found not to be safe then we will arrange with you a suitable collection point, most likely at the end of your road where it joins the public highway.