A Christmas tree collection service for households on the Orkney mainland within 30mph areas will take place in early February.
The limited collection for real trees will be carried out the week starting Monday 4 February.
The service will be available to mainland households within 30mph limit areas only.
The intention is that trees collected will be recycled at the Council’s Bossack waste facility, along with other garden waste left at recycling centres around Orkney, to produce a fine soil conditioner.
Therefore anyone using the tree collection service is urged to take extra care that all tinsel and decorations are removed from their trees.
The soil conditioner can be picked up free of charge (subject to availability) from the Council’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres at Bossack (Tankerness) and Hatston (Kirkwall).
Collections fall on normal refuse/recycling collection days and will take place as follows:
Area 1 - Kirkwall (Central and North West): Monday 4 February
Area 6 - East Holm, Deerness, Tankerness and Toab: Monday 4 February
Area 9 - Stromness (Central): Monday 4 February
Area 2- Kirkwall (West): Tuesday 5 February
Area 7 - Kirkwall (South), Holm and Burray (North): Tuesday 5 February
Area 10 - Stromness (Outer Areas) and Stenness (West): Tuesday 5 February
Area 3 - Kirkwall (Central): Wednesday 6 February
Area 8 - South Ronaldsay and Burray (South): Wednesday 6 February
Area 11 - Stromness (Outer), Sandwick and Birsay: Wednesday 6 February
Area 4 - Kirkwall (South East): Thursday 7 February
Area 12 - Dounby, Birsay and Evie: Thursday 7 February
Area 14 - Finstown, Stenness (East) and Harray: Thursday 7 February
Area 5 - Kirkwall (North East): Friday 8 February
Area 13 - Firth, Rendall, Evie and Harray: Friday 8 February
Area 15 - Orphir and Stenness (West): Friday 8 February
Householders who wish to make use of the collection should ensure their Christmas trees are out at the normal collection point by 8.00am to guarantee pickup.
Householders outwith the 30mph limits can visit their local Household Waste Recycling Centres at Hatston, Garson, Bossack, Cursiter Quarry, St Margaret’s Hope and Dounby during normal opening hours, where trees can be placed in the ‘green waste’ skips.
Opening hours are available on the Council website on the Civic Amenity Site page.
Trees can also be trimmed, cut up and placed into the kerbside grey bins for the waste collection - as long as the lid can still close on the bin. However, please note if using this method they cannot be used as soil conditioner and will be shipped along with other waste collected.
You can check which area your household falls into on the Your Household Collection - Mainland page of this website.
For any enquiries, call the Council’s Customer Service team on 01856873535.