31 March 2020
Textile recycling banks closed across Highland
The Highland Council has added more change to its recycling advice today (31st March 2020).
The public are advised that until further notice, textile bank servicing by charities across the region has ceased or is severely disrupted due to staff shortages.
A Highland Council spokesperson said: “It may be tempting have a clear out while at home, but we urge people to follow the Government advice to protect yourself and others; to stay at home and only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons. The advice does not include trips to textile banks while shopping for food.
“Please help us to keep sites tidy by keeping your recycling at home with you until the service returns to normal, and to help protect our staff by avoiding unnecessary contact with potentially infected sources.”
Any material left on the ground at recycling sites will be treated as fly tipping and will end up in landfill.
This advice follows the earlier announcement on 25th March that all Highland Council run recycling centres are closed and garden waste and the bulky uplift services suspended until further notice.
For further information on rubbish and recycling during COVID-19 please visit www.highland.gov.uk/recycle