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REMINDER: Ross-shire refuse and recycling collection changes kick in for some from Monday

By Hector MacKenzie

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ROSS-SHIRE residents are being reminded that bin collection days are changing for some from tomorrow (October 23).

The changes to collections of refuse and recycled waste affect a number of households and businesses in Ross and Cromarty and Dornoch.

Highland Council says the changes are to help improve efficiency from the refuse collection vehicles and to reduce carbon emissions by mapping "new efficient and balanced collection routes".

All households will receive a letter with a 2023 bin collection calendar showing their collection day.

The local authority said: "You will know if your bin collection day has changed in your letter. If the calendar is the same as your current collection day, then your collections remain the same and there is no change."

The website will show your current collection days until the new service starts on Monday 23 October.

The frequency of collections is not changing.

All waste and recycling collections will remain on an alternate weekly basis – refuse collected one week and recycling collected the other week.

Garden waste bin collection days remain unaffected.

Anyone with questions or enquiries can email the waste team at recycle@highland.gov.uk.

The new routes will help the Council to manage the waste and recycling collections from the continued growth of housing developments across the Highlands.

Some businesses will see a collection day change. The council says it will email businesses which are affected with the updated details.

The bin collection calendar for the Highlands can be found at this link.

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