Competition to promote Glass Recycling in Skye & Lochalsh extended

There is still just time for householders to enter The Highland Council’s free glass recycling competition for Skye and Lochalsh with five £23 family tickets for The Aros Cinema tickets to be won!

To enter just email a photograph of yourself recycling your glass bottles and jars at any Skye and Lochalsh Recycling Point. The closing date for entries has been extended until Monday 11th November. With the darker evenings, particularly since the clocks changed, this gives more opportunity to take a photo over the weekend.  Five winners will be chosen at random and will be announced in November. Photographs should be emailed to or prints can be handed in to Portree, Broadford or Kyle Service Points.

There have been entries from primary school pupils, who received a leaflet promoting the competition, however, the competition is open to everyone, so adults can enter as well.

The figures for glass recycling in Skye for last year were down on those from the previous year: an average of 45.45 kg of glass was recycled in 2012/13 compared to 53.47 kg in 2011/12. Every tonne of glass not recycled costs taxpayers about £130 in landfill tax and disposal charges - and well as wasting resources. The present campaign is intended to highlight the issue and hopefully reverse this decline.

Some householders recycle their glass bottles, but glass jars are often forgotten about. This includes jars for sauces, jams, spices and baby foods. ALL glass bottles and jars can be recycled, and it’s easy to do. Just remove the lids and rinse them out before popping them into the nearest glass recycling bank.

For more information on recycling and waste minimisation, call 01349 886603, email or visit

30 Oct 2013