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Ionad ath-chuairteachaidh Thàboist

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.

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


OPENING HOURS / Uairean Fosglaidh

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         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


Why is the site not open for longer hours? 

The funding available from CnES for salaries does not enable us to extend the opening times. 


Why aren't the gates left open so that people can dump their waste any time they want?

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.

If you have any questions - please get in touch and we will be happy to assist you.

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