Kerbside recycling collection expansions off to a great start.

The new kerbside recycling service which was launched on 13th November in Inverness and Ross and Cromarty has been quantified as a great success by The Highland Council’s TEC Services.

In the first two weeks of the new scheme approximately 86 tonnes of garden waste (63 tonnes from Inverness and 23 tonnes from Ross and Cromarty) were collected from households along with 63 tonnes of paper ( 45 tonnes from Inverness and 18 tonnes from Ross and Cromarty) over 3 tonnes of  food and drink cans (just over 1 tonne from Inverness and 2 tonnes from Ross and Cromarty).

Householders on the new routes in Inverness Muir of Ord, Maryburgh, Conon Bridge, Strathpeffer, Avoch, Fortrose, Rosemarkie, Munlochy and North Kessock have been provided with a blue box to separate food tins, drink cans and paper, and a brown bin for garden waste together with a kerbside recycling calendar giving the collection dates.

The addition of the new kerbside recycling routes to another16,000 householder in Inverness means that the majority of households in the city now have access to this service making it easier for people to recycle.  The recycling collections for flats and multiple occupancy properties will be rolled out in the new year.

In Ross and Cromarty the new kerbsider routes means nearly 15,000 households in Ross and Cromarty now have access to the kerbside recycling service.

All this effort will help towards reaching the Council’s challenging recycling and composting target of 21.7% by April 2007.

Householders that have access to the kerbside recycling service are reminded that envelopes are not accepted on the new scheme and that only garden waste is accepted in the brown bins; no plastic bags or animal waste please.

For more information about recycling and waste minimisation please visit our Kerbside collection page or email

30 Nov 2006