Comhairle nan Eilean Siar advise that there are a number of planned changes to island Refuse and Recycling Collection points during the festive period from Christmas Day (Monday, December 25th) to Monday, January 1st, 2018.
“Collection times may vary and the revised day of collection may be before the usual day of collection,” advise the local authority, adding: “Householders are requested to present their wheeled bins at the kerbside by 8am on the revised collection day."
In Lewis, for Residual and Organic collections (black bins), there will be no refuse collection in the Inner Point area on December 25th. Instead there will be a collection for Inner Point (Aiginish, Garrabost, Bayble Upper & Lower, Eagleton, Swordale, Knock, Seaview Knock) on Saturday, December 23rd.

On January 1st, 2018, there will be no refuse collection in the Outer Point (Portnaguran, Tiumpan Head, Portvoller, Broker, Flesherin, Aird, Sheshader, Shulishader ), with revised date for this collection being on Saturday, December 30th, 2017.
Lewis Recycling Collections – the blue and green bins – due on Monday, December 25th, have also been rescheduled for collection on Saturday, December 23rd, for Commercial Recycling (weekly commercial customers in Stornoway area) and Back Recycling (Main Rd, Old School Road, Vatisker Park, Broadbay View, School Road, New Street, Church Street).
And New Year Recycling Collection due for Monday, January 1st, have been rescheduled for collection on Saturday, December 30th, for Commercial Recycling (weekly and fortnightly commercial customers in Stornoway) and Cearns (Cearns, Mill Road, Stile Walk, Long Lane, Kiln Ridge, Stewart Drive, Urquhart Gardens, Macaulay Rd).
The Creed Park Household Waste Recycling Centre will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th December). It will then be open from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th from 9am to 5pm, and on Saturday 30th from 9am to 4pm.
During New Year week the Creed Park Centre will again be closed Monday and Tuesday (January 1st and 2nd 2018); then open from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th from 9am to 5pm, and on Saturday 6th from 9am to 4pm.
Normal opening hours at the Recycling Centre will resume on the week commencing January 8th 2018 – open Tuesdays to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and on Saturdays, 9am to 4pm.
The Bennadrove Landfill Site – for the disposal of Commercial and Industrial wastes only – will be closed from December 25th through to January 1st 2018.