(Please see UPDATE at end)
You can download a calendar of the refuse collection schedule for your street/area within Highland Council by visiting its website here. Enter your area/town by clicking on the drop-down menu in the "category" box and your town and/or street name (leave out 'street', 'avenue', 'terrace' etc, insert only the actual name) in the "keywords” box. Once you find your area, you can download the collection schedule, which will be in .pdf format. Currently available are refuse collection schedules for the period April 2014 to March 2016.
NB/ My earlier article in July 2011 (link here) has somewhat more detail, although of course the refuse collection schedules embedded there are now out of date. Since then, Highland Council has reorganised its website considerably and the way this information may be found has changed, as described above.
UPDATE (Wednesday 25MAY2016 13.35 CEST/BST+1) - Refuse collection schedules for the period April 2016 to March 2018 are now available, link as shown above, or you can visit my later article written today here.