Orkney Islands Council
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Waste and Recycling

General Information

This section contains articles relating to the collection, recycling and disposal of commercial and household waste in Orkney. You can also find information on Waste plans.

The material you throw away costs money to dispose of (approximately £150.00 per ton) as the Council has to ship the general residual waste to Shetland for incineration. By reducing what you throw away in the first place or recycling these materials instead, not only do you contribute to the sustainability of our environment, but you also make a very valuable contribution to us as a council in saving money that can be re-invested in other key services.

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