Brown bin break till next spring
WITH the approach of winter, householders are reminded garden waste collections will stop for three months from the end of November.
There will be no brown bin collections in December, January or February, with the final collection day of 2015 Friday November 27. Collections will start again on Monday February 29, 2016.
Councillor Allan Henderson praised householders for the significant improvement in the quality of the material collected in brown bins this year.
He said: ‘All compostable material collected by us must meet a specific quality standard to ensure it’s suitable for use. Recent changes to the standard mean that testing for items such as stones and plastic has become more stringent so it is important we avoid contamination of this kind.’
Householders are reminded not to use their brown bin for general waste over winter as in previous years there have been contamination issues with the first bins lifted in the following March.
Over the winter period, householders with garden material to dispose of are encouraged make use of the garden waste skip at their local recycling centre.
Visit www.highland.gov.uk/ recycle to check availability, or call 01349 886 603.