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The new bin collection arrangements for Lewis and Harris come into force on Monday (May 29), Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is reminding the public.

And today (Saturday, May 27) there is a one-off collection of mixed recycling and glass in the following areas:

Manor - Macaulay Rd, Portrona Dr, Queensland Rd, Morrison Ave, Bain Sq, Macleod Rd, India St, Torquil Terr, Canada Cresc, Assaye Pl, Willowglen Rd, Perceval Rd, Cross St, Sand St, Bayhead St, Cromwell St, Esplanade Court / Sail Loft, Kenneth St, James St, Newton St, Seaview Terr, Millar Rd, Builnacraig St, Battery Park Rd, Seaforth Rd, Inaclete Rd, Olivers Brae, Macdonald Rd, Macmillan Brae, Maclean Terr, Memorial Ave, Grant Sq, Napier Hill, Braes Rd, Murdoch Pl

Goathill - Matheson Rd, Goathill Rd, Lister Pl, Fleming Pl, Doig Crescent, Columbia Pl, Barony Sq, Jamieson Dr, Berisay Pl, Kennedy Terr, Balmerino Dr, Westview Terr, Maclennan Pl, Goathill Crescent, Leverhulme Dr, Robertson Rd, Ripley Pl, Stag Rd, Mackenzie St, Plantation Rd, Rose St, McCallum Pl, Scotland St, Keith St, Mackay Court, New St, Lewis St, Garden Rd, Francis St, Church St, Gibson Gardens
North Lochs - Grimshader, Ranish, Crossbost, Leurbost, Macdonald Gardens, Cameron Terrace

According to the Comhairle, the new collection dates commencing on Monday are being introduced to improve the quantity and quality of recycled materials collected and to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

A Comhairle spokesperson said: “These changes will ensure that the Comhairle is compliant with the Scottish Household Recycling Charter and Code of Practice, and help improve recycling rates, and allow us to play our part in reaching Scotland’s ambitious climate targets.”

Due to the new collection routes, the Comhairle has tried to keep the same collections days as before, wherever possible, to ensure a smooth transition to the three weekly collections.

The rethink has also enabled the Comhairle to make some minor route changes to maximise the efficiency of the new collection service. The changes have been made to accommodate the new recycling collections introduced into areas not previously receiving kerbside mixed recycling and glass collections.

The new routes and timetables are here.

However, the Comhairle warn that due to the scale of the collection regime, some additional changes may prove necessary to maximise capacity and service efficiency. If further tweaks are required to the collection service, these will be publicised before being implemented.

There will also be a one-off collection for non-recyclable waste on Saturday, June 3, in the following areas:

Melbost / Parkend / Plasterfield - Braighe Rd, Branahuie, Melbost, Parkend, Parkend Ind Est, Holm, Mackenzie Park, East Street, Stoneyfield, North Street, Sandwick, Lower Sandwick, Plasterfield, Ivor Hill, Redburn, Moss Park, Simon Rd, Constable Rd, Steinish

Tolsta / Gress - Tolsta, Gress

Also: Ranish, Grimshader, Newvalley, Maryhill, Marybank, Macgregor Park, New Sheilings