HABOST HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND RECYCLING CENTRE
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The Habost Household Waste and Recycling Centre (Amenity Site) is managed by the Urras on behalf of the local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES), and provides a valuable skip and recycling service in the community. The site is licensed by SEPA for the collection of household waste only. Commercial waste is not allowed and neither are cars or similar objects.
CnES are liable for infill tax and steps are in place to reduce infill by improving separation of waste at the site. A separate skip is now in place for the collection of metals which can be sold, providing CNES with income as well as reducing the tax burden. We also have a closed container for the collection of refrigerators, toasters etc which will be collected and taken straight to a recycling centre in Perth.
OPENING HOURS / Uairean Fosglaidh
From 15 June 2020, Habost Household Waste and Recycling Centre opening hours are as follows:
Monday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Until further notice the following guidelines must be followed:
Cars, non-commercial vans, pick-ups and trailers are permitted
One vehicle allowed entry to site at any one time
If queuing, please remain in your vehicle, with your engine switched off while stationary
Please follow all signage and verbal instructions from our staff at all times
Please have your waste sorted before arriving
To maintain social distancing, staff will not be able to help you deposit your waste items, so ensure you only bring what you can manage yourself
Please wash your hands before and after attending
Government guidance on social distancing must be followed, stay at least 2 metres apart at all times
If you or anyone else in your household has Coronavirus symptoms, or has been asked to self-isolate, DO NOT attend the recycling centre
It is important to remember that government travel restrictions still apply if visiting a recycling centre.
You should only visit a household waste recycling centre when it is absolutely essential for you to dispose of items that cannot safely be stored at home and you should not
Bulky Household Waste Disposal and Recycling Point for the disposal of Household Waste Only
Please refrain from disposing items outwith these times
as this will be treated as fly tipping.
Contact Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn – 01851 850393
Opening times vary in Summer and Winter.
OUT OF HOURS
Zero Waste Western Isles (CNES): 01851 709900
SEPA: 01851 706477
SEPA 24 hour pollution report line: 0800 80 70 60
Site Licence Number: WML / N / 0220269
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS / Ceistean Chumanta
Why is the site not open for longer hours?
Why aren't the gates left open so that people can dump their waste any time they want?
The money available from CnES for wages does not enable us to extend the opening times. Although from January 2013, we have extended our opening by one extra day, which means the site is now only shut on a Tuesday and a Sunday.
The SEPA licence insists that the site is properly managed and that it is not left open and unsupervised.
It should, however, be easy for people to manage the disposal of their waste within the specified times as the opening times are posted on the signage at the site, and regularly advertised in Fios.
The operatives get frustrated as it is sometimes very difficult to maintain the site to the required standard set by SEPA when people continue to come to the site outside the specified opening hours and dump their rubbish at the gate or attempt to throw it into the skips over the fence. A lot misses the skip, causing extra work for the operatives. Please help keep our estate tidy and don't flytip waste.