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Phased Recycling in Orkney Starting Monday 25th May

News From Orkney Islands Council

Recycling collections are set to begin again on a phased basis for households in Orkney Mainland, Burray and South Ronaldsay – and will take place weekly over the next four weeks.

There are no changes grey bin waste collections – which will continue on a fortnightly basis.

The first recycling collections will take place on your usual bin day during the week beginning Monday 25 May – and will be for glass only.

The recycling collections will take place as follows:

  • GLASS – Week beginning Monday 25 May – put glass out in your green bin or box on your usual collection day.
  • PLASTIC – Week beginning Monday 1 June – put plastic out in your green bin or box on your usual collection day.
  • TINS/CANS – Week beginning Monday 8 June – put tins and cans our in your green bin or box on your usual collection day.
  • PAPER – Week beginning Monday 15 June – put paper and light cardboard out in your green bin or box on your usual collection day.

For weeks when you would normally put out your grey bin (or red bags), continue to do this on the same day – even if you are putting both a green and a grey bin (or red bags) out on that same day.

Green recycling bins and boxes should be put out on your usual bin day – but remember to do this weekly.

Remove the caddies inside – and the items for collection should be included in your single green bin or box as we will be unable to pick up more than one at a time.

Grey bin (and red bag) collections for household waste will continue on a fortnightly basis – again on your usual collection day.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Meanwhile, the council is currently developing plans for the partial re-opening of some Household Waste Recycling Centres in June, in line with the recent announcement by the local government organisation, COSLA, and subject to further guidance from the Scottish Government.

The possibility of resuming recycling collections in Westray and Shapinsay and re-opening isles recycling points is also being looked at.

More information will be provided soon.

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  1. Yey! The garage is getting a bit full.

    We know someone who is a bin-man, and he said, in a knowing kind of way…”You can tell the drinkers, by their bins.” And I immediately felt guilty!

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