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OIC apologises for refuse collection disruption

Orkney Islands Council has apologised to households after it was unable to complete waste and recycling collections in some areas, yesterday, Wednesday.

According to OIC, this was due to ongoing wintry road conditions and unfortunately a mechanical issue.

The council has advised that households affected should can either wait until their next relevant collection or to use one the county’s recycling centres if they are unable to hold onto their waste.

Households whose waste/refuse collection was missed will be able to put out surplus black bags beside their bin at their next refuse collection on, February 24.

Our apologies to all affected households for the inconvenience.

Areas affected were as follows:

  • Recycling in Area Eight (South Ronaldsay and Burray): Honeysgeo, Aikers, Windwick and part of the Ontoft. Households in these areas are asked to put out their glass and bottles in time for the next relevant collection on Wednesday, March 10.
  • Refuse in Area 11 (Stromness, Sandwick and Birsay): Yesnaby, Netherstove, Howe Rd, Ravie hill, part Langskaill, part Bryameadow, Linklater, Housegarth, Sandwick Hall, B9057, B9056, B9055, B9056-A967 junction. Households in these areas are asked to put out their wast in time for the next refuse collection on February 24.