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24-Sep-10, 23:10
The Caithness Business Index (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk) has posted the following article:

Roll-out Of Alternate Weekly Waste Collections

The Highland Council's Transport Environmental and Community Services Committee has agreed to roll out alternate weekly waste collections to communities across the Highlands as the Council endeavours to be more efficient in the way it delivers services and save up to 500,000 in the process. The challenging timetable of implementations - between April, next year, and April 2012 - is: - ? Lochaber and Caithness - April 2011 ? Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey - July 2011 ? Ross and Cromarty - October 2011 ? Inverness - January 2012 ? Wester Ross and North West Sutherland - April 2012 ? East and Central Sutherland - April 2012 Councillor John Laing, Chairman of the TEC Services Committee, said: During our budget consultation earlier this year, we received a very clear signal from the public that they want us to increase recycling and be more efficient in the way we deliver this essential service. ... [Read Full Article (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk/article.php?id=1860)]

25-Sep-10, 13:07
With the introduction of garden waste bins and the boxes for papers, it was a foregone conclusion for me that a fortnightly collection of household waste was on the cards.

25-Sep-10, 19:03
we would need to have full sized blue bins for this to work and we only have tiny ones that newspapers are put in just now, so unless they give us the proper "wheelie bins" to recycle its not going to work .....


25-Sep-10, 19:08
Our blue bin is always full to overflowing and during the summer so is the brown one.

We are lucky to have transport to go to the recycle centre, but for those who don't it could be hard going.

How many will take all the excess wrapping back to the shops for them to recycle, I wonder lol.