Half the population of the linked islands of Burray and South Ronaldsay have signed a petition ‘to insist on the re-opening of the recycling centre in St. Margaret’s Hope’.
“In this year’s on-line Orkney International Science Festival there are a number of events about how to make imaginative use of things we find on the beach – shore-line Wombling, if you like!”
From Tuesday 4 August both Hatston and Garson Household Waste Recycling Centres will again be able to accept waste electrical and electronic equipment.
“We know that illegal activity places further stress on legitimate operators – especially where services are being pushed through social media and other channels.”
Bulky household waste, garden waste and cardboard will all be accepted at Hatston and Garson OIC Recycling centres from Tuesday 7th of July.
The 4 weekly single uplift of recycling on the normal waste collection day is to continue for now.
PAPER – Week beginning Monday 15 June – put paper and light cardboard out in your green bin or box on your usual collection day.
“We still need to pay attention to what is happening to the natural world, to our planet – the basic – planet.”
TINS/CANS – Week beginning Monday 8 June – put tins and cans out in your green bin or box on your usual collection day.
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.