The batteries caught alight while passing through the sites main waste baler, but thanks to the quick reactions of staff on site the fire was rapidly extinguished.
There is a continued increase in recycling rates, particularly for high impact waste materials
Orkney Islands Council is reminding the public about the dangers of incorrectly disposing of gas canisters.
In Scotland there are no facilities specifically developed for the purpose of recovering or repurposing waste tyres.
“Plastic bale wrap is classed as commercial waste, and therefore must be disposed of at an authorised facility (ie, a waste or recycling facility) at the business owner’s cost.”
The new regulations come into force from 1st of January 2019.
26 marine distress flares were dumped at St Margaret’s Hope household waste and recycling centre.
“If your bin is not kerbside, collection staff will assume it’s not needing emptied and it will be skipped over.”
New cardboard recycling skip at Cursiter in Firth
“in Orkney it costs us £1million a year to burn the waste we produce.”