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 recycling 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:

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:

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, look for a large grey bin. You can also recycle some plastic bags and films in the carrier bag collection points:

Yes please

No thanks

Plastic carrier bags Any non-Polyethylene film (e.g. PP, PVC, others)
Plastic bread bags (shake out) Bubblewrap
Plastic cereal bags i.e. Porridge Oats (not inners from boxed cereals) Clingfilm
Plastic wrappers and ring joiners from multipacks of cans and plastic bottles Crisp packets
Plastic wrappers from toilet roll and kitchen towel packs Food and drink pouches
Plastic freezer bags Film lids from ready meals and food trays
Plastic magazine and newspaper wrap (type used for home delivery only)
Thing bags used for fruit and veg at supermarkets

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