Thousands of tons of waste is being generated every day by PPE in household, care home and hospital settings.
“With over 2 million tonnes of household waste generated in 2018 and a target to recycle 70% of that by 2025, our projected incineration capacity just doesn’t add up.” FOE
Researchers at Robert Gordon’s University are keen to find out the views of Orcadians on having an Anaerobic Digester plant in the islands.
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.
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.