Preparations for the introduction of the new refuse and recycling collections to households in Caithness and Lochaber step up a gear this week as The Highland Council begin the distribution of new calendars and booklets giving full details of the new service.
Households in areas which presently have blue recycling boxes will also begin to be issued with blue wheelie bins; these will take a wider range of materials than the boxes – paper, food tins and drink cans, cardboard and plastic bottles.
Good news for dirty Wickers and folk from the Fort. The blue bins will arrive in Green Dad's patch later in the year. About time! How else are you supposed to recycle all your stuff - drive several miles to the depot?