Your kerbside service operates on a four weekly collection cycle, with an example collection cycle operating as follows:
Week 1 - blue bin and black box
Week 2 - household residual waste bin - green
Week 3 - brown bin and black box
Week 4 - household residual waste bin - green
Week 5 - same as week 1 i.e. blue bin and black box.....
What to put in each bin:
your blue bin for paper and cardboard is collected every 4 weeks
your brown bin for green garden waste is collected every 4 weeks
your black box for glass, cans, aerosols and household batteries is collected every 2 weeks along with either the blue or brown bin
your green bin for household residual waste is collected every 2 weeks and should be used for all household waste which cannot be recycled
Food waste and mixed plastics collections
Our weekly food waste and mixed plastics collection service is now being extended to all households. Between August 2013 and August 2014, all households in East Ayrshire will start to benefit from this weekly collection service. Where possible a different collection day has been allocated from the 3 bin and black box system (outlined above).
Black boxes will be uplifted along with the food waste bin and red box. Full details of how the rural collection service operates are outlined on the rural service link.
As the new food waste and plastics collection service is rolled out, we will provide you with a collection calendar detailing the complete services you will receive along with a range of leaflets - either a rural or urban service leaflet and a food leaflet. Until your receive your new calendar (which will be delivered with your new containers) please continue to access your collection calendar using the recycling calendar link.
Households will be provided with the following additional containers:
a red box for mixed household plastics
a small secure green bin for food waste