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Windy weather – bin clips and other advice

The Council has identified two suitable bin straps which residents can use if they need a solution for keeping the lid on their bins on windy days. They are quick and safe to unhook and have been tested by the collection crews on the bin lorries to make sure they don’t get tangled in the lifting mechanisms. They are: 

  • Schafer clips - these can be purchased from School Place, Kirkwall and Warehouse Building in Stromness, for £5.50
  • Caithness Beach Clean bin closers - made from recycled material can be found on the online Etsy shop, StormWashed

Only one clip per bin is needed. Clips cannot be delivered by the Council. Find out more by reading our press release, or watch our video below.

You can also read our FAQ

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