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Bin collection day

Check your bin day

To check your bin collection day:

  1. Type your postcode (including the space) into our YourLocation information portal.
  2. Click the Search button.
  3. Select your property from the list, and your bin collection details will appear on screen.

You can then either:

    • import the iCalendar file to the calendar app on your mobile device or computer
    • download the PDF version and print out the details

Google and Outlook Calendar issues

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

Putting your bins out

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

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

What goes in each bin?

The bin types are as follows:

  • Blue Bin - paper, card and cardboard
  • Purple Bin - glass, cans, plastic and cartons
  • Brown Bin - food waste and garden waste
  • Grey Bin - residual waste

For more details, see our section on what goes in each bin for Arran and elsewhere in North Ayrshire.

Collection cycle

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

Grey bin waste

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

Christmas tree collections

Mainland and Cumbrae

The mainland and Cumbrae waste teams will collect real Christmas trees (in 5 foot or less sections). These will be collected from beside your brown bin, from 9 January 2023 over the next two week collection cycle.

Check your bin collection calendar to see what dates we are collecting in your area.

Arran

On Arran, real Christmas trees can be deposited at the Brodick Household Waste Recycling Centre.

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