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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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I’ve seen the recycling being put in the back of a bin lorry. Does this mean that you are sending it to Shetland for burning?

To make sure that we are able to collect all of the recycling material that is put out we are using both refuse and recycling lorries to collect it.  But all recycling material will be kept separate and sent for recycling as before.

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