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Argyll & Bute: Facilities

Recycling in the Argyll & Bute area is mainly done via Recycling Centres and Points. There are around 50 Recycling Points around the area at the moment. Under the Area Waste Plan, these facilities will be improved and new ones may be set up.

In Argyll & Bute you can recycle:

  • aluminium and steel cans
  • car batteries
  • cardboard
  • glass bottles and jars
  • green waste
  • oil
  • paper
  • plastic
  • textiles
  • white goods

For a more comprehensive list of what and where you can recycle in Argyll & Bute, please click here.

Residents of Argyll & Bute will be able to recycle their paper and cardboard via the Argyll & Bute Paper and Cardboard Kerbside Collection, starting from the 20th October 2003. Please click here for more details of this scheme.

To find out where the nearest recycling point to you is, go to www.recycle-more.co.uk or www.wastepoint.co.uk.

Home composting is being promoted and the Council in association with GRAB are selling composting units to the public at cost price. Click here to find out more about home composting.

There are at present some centralised composting facilities, so if you can't make your own compost at home, you can take your green waste to your local Recycling Centre to be made into soil conditioner. This scheme will be expanded. Compost from such facilities can be used to restore old landfill sites around the area.

At this time, large items can be uplifted from households for a small charge, and it is hoped that more of these items, such as furniture will be recycled.

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