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Wester Ross Blue Bins delivered for new service (22/02/12)
Preparations for the roll out of The Highland Council’s new refuse and recycling service to all the remaining parts of Wester Ross on 2nd April are continuing. This will see the new collections introduced from Braemore Junction to Gairloch, Shieldaig, Kinlochewe, Torridon through to Applecross; also residents in the Lochcarron area not included in last October’s rollout.
The changes will see a fortnightly recycling collection from blue wheelie bins alternating with a fortnightly refuse collection, both on the same day of the week - recycling one week and refuse the following.
Over the next few weeks householders in these areas will be delivered a blue wheelie bin. The bins will be accompanied by a calendar and guide explaining the new service.
The 2 year calendars show clearly which bin to put out each week and the accompanying booklet, as well as explaining how to use the blue recycling bin, also offers guidance on managing and reducing waste. It includes advice on how to recycle other unwanted items, reduce food waste and composting (about 30% of the waste in the average refuse bin could be composted).
The Council’s Commercial customers are also being offered recycling collections for the first time and will be expected to recycle as a condition of their contract. By now all commercial customers should have received information packs about the new service and been offered a visit to discuss any concerns they may have.
The new collections are also being introduced to the Inverness area as part of the same rollout on the 2nd April.
Chairman of The Highland Council’s TEC Services Committee, Councillor John Laing said: “The continuing rollout of the new collections is part of the Council’s commitment to reaching the 70% recycling targets set by the Scottish government for 2025. I am very pleased at how smoothly the new collections have been introduced so far. Each area presents its own challenges and in Wester Ross it is the remoteness of some of its communities. However I am confident that we will see the same commitment here that has been shown elsewhere in the Highlands.”
For more information about the new collection service or how to reduce your waste please call 01349 886603; email email@example.com or visit www.highland.gov.uk