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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.

​There is also 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

Habost Household Waste and Recycling Centre opening hours are as follows:

Winter Timetable: Monday 1st November – Saturday 26th March 2022






















Due to Covid-19 restrictions, 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

Amenity Site Winter Hours 2021 FIOS.png

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.  



Zero Waste Western Isles (CNES): 01851 709900    

SEPA: 01851 706477

SEPA 24 hour pollution report line: 0800 80 70 60

UOG: 07469189449

Site Licence Number: WML / N / 0220269



Càite bheil sinne 

You will find the Habost Amenity Site by turning off at the garage at 55 Cross Skigersta Road, HS2 0TQ.



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 salaries does not enable us to extend the opening times. 


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.