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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Waste and recycling FAQs

Thanks to everyone in Orkney for their patience and understanding at this time and for showing your support by storing your recyclable waste and only putting out what can be collected.

Safety of our staff and everyone in Orkney is paramount and we have been working hard to make sure that we can deliver services in a way that is compliant with physical distancing and hygiene requirements whilst still continuing to manage the waste services.

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What do I do with my recycling?

We collect one type of material only each week. Please put one green bin out every week even if it is your grey (rubbish) collection day.

We are collecting recycling from the kerbside every week, with a different material collected each week.

We have moved from weekly, single material collection to fortnightly 2-material collection. Reverts to alternate collection calendar but with 2 specified materials only on each recycling collection.

You can find the collection calendar for your area here at the bottom of the page, under the ‘Related Downloads’ section

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