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Bin collection day
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Bin collection day

If you are experiencing issues when trying to download your bin calendar entries to a Google or Outlook Calendar, please follow one of our upload guides:

Please note: changes have been made to our festive waste collection service

To find your bin collection day:

  1. Type your postcode (including the space) into YourLocation.
  2. Click the Search button.
  3. Select your property from the list.
  4. Import the iCalendar to your smart phone or computer to view bin collection days at a glance, or print a PDF for your kitchen wall.

Place bins at the kerbside, with the lid closed, before 7am on your collection day.

We will not uplift extra bags left next to a bin.

  • Blue Bin - Paper, Card & Cardboard
  • Purple Bin - Glass, Cans, Plastic & Cartons
  • Brown Bin - Food Waste & Garden Waste
  • Grey Bin - Residual Waste

Seasons greetings

This festive season on the Mainland and Cumbrae, there will be no changes to your domestic or commercial bin collection days over the festive period. Please put out your bins on their normal collection days. The actual time of collection may vary during the festive period. If adverse weather affects your area we will return to collect your bin when possible.

Arran domestic collection dates will change as follows:

Arran domestic collection changes
Normal Arran Collection Day Festive Arran Collection Day 
Monday 27 December
Tuesday 28 December
Wednesday 29 December
Wednesday 29 December
Thursday 30 December
Friday 31 December
Monday 3 January
Tuesday 4 January
Wednesday 5 January
Wednesday 5 January
Thursday 6 January
Friday 7 January

Please contact the local office at 01770 600338 should you require further details.

Arran commercial waste collections due on 27th and 28th December 2021 will be collected on 28th December 2021. Commercial waste collections due on 3rd and 4th January 2022 will be collected on 4th January 2022. Contact the local office at 01770 600338 for further details.

For all areas our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will close at 3pm on Friday 24th December and remain closed on:

  • Saturday 25th
  • Sunday 26th
  • Monday 27th
  • Tuesday 28th

They will also close on Friday 31st December at 3pm and remain closed on:

  • Saturday 1st
  • Sunday 2nd
  • Monday 3rd
  • Tuesday 4th

Please note: our HWRCs will be open as normal on all other days.

Bulky collections (special uplifts) will stop on Friday 17th December 2021 and will commence again on Monday 10th January 2022.

Please refer to your collection calendar (Mainland and Cumbrae) for real Christmas tree uplift dates (Please have your tree in sections of 5ft or less). On Arran real Christmas trees can be deposited at the Brodick HWRC.

What happens to my grey bin waste?

Please see the Clyde Valley Residual Waste Project to find out what happens to your grey bin waste.

Collection Cycle

Grey, blue and purple bins are collected every three weeks. Brown bins are collected every fortnight.