Public Thanked for their Co-operation with Recycling Measures

In the first 2 weeks of resuming recycling in Orkney – 60 tonnes of glass was collected in week 1 and 5 tonnes of plastic bottles in week 2.

The Household Waste Recycling Centres at Hatston and Garson are open for the collection of GARDEN WASTE only at the moment.

Both sites are open from Tuesday to Saturday each week. Hatston is open from 09:00 to 15:45 and Garson from 10:00 to 15:45. Closed between 12:00 and 13:00

Restrictions are in place:

  • 5 cars at a time  at Hatston
  • 3 cars at a time at  Garson

The public were thanked for using physical distancing and for their recycling efforts.

Councillor Andrew Drever said:

“We very much appreciate the public’s efforts in working with the Council’s guidance and ensuring that both kerbside and HWRC disposals work in a manageable way.

“We will continue collections and disposals on a single waste stream basis for now but will introduce additional streams as soon as practicably possible.

The week of the 8th of June kerbside recycling will be of tins and cans.


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