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Bute Kerbside Recycling - let's get it sorted

Campaign Launch

This campaign began in January 2005, introducing residents of Bute to a new recycling scheme for household waste.

Residents were introduced to the scheme through leaflets, which gave them the opportunity to opt into the scheme. A4 posters were also used to advertise the scheme.

You may recognise this poster:

Current Scheme Information

Currently 700 households in Bute have been provided with a green bag for recycling cans, cartons and plastic bottles, and a white bag for recycling cardboard, paper and textiles, as detailed below:

Green Bag
  • Aluminium cans (rinsed)
  • Drinks cartons
  • Steel cans (rinsed)
  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Plastic bottles (rinsed, squashed and top removed

White Bag
  • Cardboard
  • Computer paper
  • Contents of unwanted mail
  • Magazines/catalogues
  • Newspapers
  • Dry clean clothing
  • Shoes
  • Leather bags and belts

Argyll & Bute Council in partnership with Shanks Argyll & Bute Ltd provide a collection service for hazardous household wastes, such as medicines, pesticides, insecticides, paints and other household chemicals. Please call 01700 505339 to arrange a collection.

If you have waste and are unsure if it is hazardous household waste, please call 01546 604 648 or 01546 604648.

As mentioned, part of the campaign involves the delivery of leaflets, which provide further details of the schemes. The leaflets aims to answer questions like 'WHO should recycle?', 'WHAT can I recycle?', 'WHY should I recycle?' and 'WHEN can I recycle?

To view a leaflet, please use the drop down menu on the right.

If you need another leaflet containing calendar dates for when your bins are collected, or if you want to know more about the scheme, please contact Bute Recycling Centre on
01700 503 181.
Recycle Helpline
Recycling Helpline
Tel: 01700 503 181
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