Red Bag Waste – Have you Returned Your Survey ?

News From Orkney Islands Council

Householders who currently receive a red bag waste collection are being reminded to return survey forms to the Council.

The Council sent the survey in late May – and is writing again this week as a reminder to provide information about their current needs for the red bag service.

Red bags are offered to households:

  • Where there is limited access or storage for wheeled bins (such as terraced properties or flats).
  • In rural areas where a house is more than 75 metres from the collection point on the road.

The Council may also provide red bags in other exceptional circumstances.

Head of Infrastructure and Strategic Projects, Darren Richardson, said:

“I would ask householders get back to us as soon as possible with their survey forms.

“Responding will not only ensure you remain on the list if eligible, it will also prevent unnecessary wastage – for example if you prefer to take your waste to our civic amenity sites yourself, you may feel you no longer need this service.”

“With red bags due to be delivered to eligible households in September, surveys forms need to be returned by Monday 5 August. So we are issuing this reminder to say if forms are not received by that date, it will be assumed that the households concerned no longer require a red bag collection and are happy with the alternative arrangements they already have in place.”

People who have already returned survey forms will hear soon about future arrangements.

For further help or if you have mislaid your survey, contact the Waste Team at the Council on 01856873535 ext 2705 or by email.

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