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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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How often are you collecting recycling?

We now collect 2 materials every fortnight. Reverts to alternate collection calendar but with 2 specified materials only on each recycling collection. You can find your collection calendar here, in the related downloads section: https://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/R/Domestic-Household-Waste-Mainland.htm . You will also find a video on that link that is to help residents understand the service we now provide.

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