The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Recycling restrictions being relaxed right across area
Restrictions on the operation of recycling centres across Moray are being relaxed.
A booking system will remain in place, but small vans and trailers no larger than six feet will be now be allowed access to the Elgin, Buckie, Forres and Keith sites.
Residents can also dispose of soil, rubble, bulky waste, metals and wood at all of the area’s recycling centres.
Non-recyclable waste which would normally go in a green bin – such as garden waste, cardboard and small electrical and electronic devices – continues to be accepted at all recycling centres.
Strict social distancing will remain in place, however, and no assistance can be offered by recycling centre staff to unload vehicles or dispose of waste.
A maximum of three vehicles at any one time will be allowed access to sites at Chanonry in Elgin and Waterford in Forres.
At Balloch Road in Keith and Gollachy in Buckie, that number is restricted further to two vehicles at any one time.
A Moray Council spokesman said: “There will be no change to the current restriction of a maximum of two people permitted to leave the vehicle.”