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Bins, litter and recycling

Bin collection days 

Find out when bins are emptied and when to put them out for collection


Find out what can be recycled and where to recycle it, including our household waste recycling centres

Bulky waste collection

Arrange for us to collect bulky household rubbish that doesn't fit into your bin

What goes in each bin

Find out what you should put in your bins

Bin issues

Keep up to date with service disruptions including missed bin collections and find out about contamination and other issues.

Order a bin

How to order a replacement blue, purple, brown or grey bin

Household waste tip permits

Apply for a tip permit to dispose of household waste, or find out if you need one

Report litter, graffiti, abandoned vehicles or dog fouling

Report fly tipping, fly posting, litter, abandoned vehicles, graffiti and other issues

Bin pull out service

Apply for help with pulling out your bin, or check your eligibility

Food waste collection

Order a food caddy and find out how to use one to recycle food waste

Commercial waste and recycling

Apply for commercial waste collection and recycling

Grass cutting scheme

Apply for the grass cutting scheme and check if you're eligible for help to maintain your garden

Helpful hints for waste

Tips on how to reduce bin congestion and other bin-related issues

Free compost

Obtain free compost from our food and garden waste recycling

Real Nappy Incentive Scheme

Try out reusable nappies for free

Asbestos disposal

What to do if you've found asbestos and how we can help dispose of it

Reducing plastic use

Tips on reducing the amount of plastic you use

Voluntary litter picking

Find out about the support available to volunteers who wish to help keep North Ayrshire tidy

Abandoned shopping trolleys

Find out about North Ayrshire Council's process on handling abandoned shopping trolleys

Disposing of upholstered furniture

Changing the way we dispose of upholstered furniture to reduce potential harm to the environment