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Trial to allow vans and trailers to take non-commercial DIY waste to Inverness recycling centre

By Scott Maclennan

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Inverness Recycling Centre.
Inverness Recycling Centre.

Highland Council has agreed to a six-month trial period allowing householders to use trailers and vans to bring their own non-commercial DIY waste to the recycling centre at Henderson Drive in Inverness.

The communities and place committee gave the okay for the trial to start in January and run for six months, it will then assess the outcome in late 2024, and if it is a success the changes will be rolled out to the council's other recycling centres.

A motion by Inverness West Liberal Democrat Councillor Alex Graham to Highland Council last August, which was unanimously agreed by councillors at that time, called for the trial to go ahead.

“Residents will welcome this trial,” said Cllr Graham. “Folk doing DIY work to their home or looking to dispose of garden waste such as stones, rubble etc have found it an immense frustration that they had to use a car to deliver these to the recycling centre when they had a trailer or van suited to the purpose.

“The trial is only at the Inverness Recycling Centre in Henderson Drive, and there will be limits on the quantities accepted. All other recycling centres will continue to apply trailer and van restrictions during the trial period. Businesses cannot use the trial.

”I am grateful to the Committee Chair and members for agreeing to this trial – hopefully it will result in a better service to the public.”

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