Recycling in Lochaber

The Highland Council made changes to the local recycling service in 2015 with now even more materials being accepted in the blue household bins. Take a look at our video to find out what can and cannot be recycled in your blue household bin or have a read of the Highland Council’s (HC) recycling guide: http://www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/file/15024/household_guide and yes plastic bottle lids can be recycled- please put them in the blue bin loose!

If you are unsure what day your household recycling is to be uplifted check out the HC uplift calendar:http://www.highland.gov.uk/info/1063/rubbish_-_household_waste/133/putting_your_bin_out_for_collection

For items that cannot be recycled in the household blue bin these can recycled at various recycling points across Lochaber and at the Fort William Recycling centre: http://www.highland.gov.uk/directory_record/717808/fort_william_recycling_centre/category/484/recycling_centres

Materials accepted at the Fort William Recycling Centre: Asbestos, batteries, car batteries, cardboard, engine oil, fluorescent light tubes, standard and energy efficient light bulbs, food tins, drinks cans & aerosol cans, fridges and freezers, furniture, garden waste, gas cylinders, glass bottles and jars, handbags and shoes, monitors and TVs, paper and envelopes (windows removed), plasterboard, plastic bottles, tubs, pots & trays, rubble and soil, scrap metal, tetrapaks, textiles, tyres, waste electrical and electronic equipment, white goods, wood

Plastic bags can be recycled in the Fort William Morrisons Store inside the front door. Plastic bags cannot currently be recycled by the HC.

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