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Highland Council winding up charity textile banks for now

By Gavin Musgrove

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Highland Council has added more change to its recycling advice today (31st March 2020).

The public are being advised that until further notice, textile bank servicing by charities across the region has ceased or is severely disrupted due to staff shortages.

Highland Council is closing down textile banks for now.
Highland Council is closing down textile banks for now.

A council spokesperson said: “It may be tempting have a clear out while at home but we urge people to follow the Government advice to protect yourself and others; to stay at home and only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons.

"The advice does not include trips to textile banks while shopping for food.

“Please help us to keep sites tidy by keeping your recycling at home with you until the service returns to normal, and to help protect our staff by avoiding unnecessary contact with potentially infected sources.”

Any material left on the ground at recycling sites will be treated as fly tipping and will end up in landfill.

This advice follows the earlier announcement that all Highland Council run recycling centres are closed and garden waste and the bulky uplift services suspended until further notice.

For further information on rubbish and recycling during COVID-19 please visit www.highland.gov.uk/recycle

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