Bin collection day changes in Ross and Cromarty and Dornoch

Bin collection changes from Monday 23 October

Some bin collection days are changing in Ross and Cromarty and Dornoch.

All households will receive a letter with a 2023 bin collection calendar showing their collection day. 

You will know if your bin collection day has changed in your letter. If the calendar is the same as your current collection day, then your collections remain the same and there is no change.

The website will show your current collection days until the new service starts on Monday 23 October.

The frequency of collections is not changing.

All waste and recycling collections will remain on an alternate weekly basis - refuse collected one week and recycling collected the other week.

Garden Waste bin collection days remain unaffected.

If you have any questions or enquiries, email our Waste team at

Improving our Service

Collection days are changing to help improve efficiency from the refuse collection vehicles and to reduce carbon emissions by mapping new efficient and balanced collection routes.

In addition, the new routes will help the Council to manage the waste and recycling collections from the continued growth of housing developments across the Highlands.

Business customers

Some businesses will see a collection day change. We will email businesses which are affected with the updated details.

If you have any questions or enquiries, email our Business Waste Team at

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