Brown bin break till next spring

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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