Don't let the grass grow under your feet - Brown Bin Permits
15th April 2019
Don't let the grass grow under your feet - order your 2019/20 brown bin garden waste permit now.
Highland Council Garden Waste Permits are now available to order for the 2019/20 Permit Season. The new 2019/20 garden waste collection year will commence on the 1st July and will run until the 30th of June 2020. Customers are encouraged to order permits by the 2nd of June to ensure delivery in time for the first collections of the new service year.
Permits purchased for the 2018/19 collection year are due to expire shortly, on the 30th of June. To continue to receive garden waste collections during the new service year, existing and new customers are required to apply for 2019/20 permit stickers at their earliest convenience.
Councillor Allan Henderson, Chair of the Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee said: "The cost of a garden waste permit for the 2019/20 collection service will be £40.00 per bin for the year. The charge for the collection of garden waste will help bridge the Council's £60 million budget gap that it faces over the next three years. The income will help fund the cost of the service, protect jobs and reduce the need for cuts whilst continuing to provide a service that Highland households value."
He continued: "Last year 32,000 garden waste permits were purchased in Highland and I would like to take this opportunity to thank householders for their continued commitment to recycling and reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill from the region."
Demand for permits will be high in the weeks immediately prior to the 2019/20 service commencing; therefore, householders are encouraged to sign-up by the 2nd of June to ensure they receive permits in time for the first collections. Customers can continue to order garden waste permits after the 2nd of June, however, the Council cannot guarantee that permits ordered following this date will arrive in time for the first collections of the 2019/20 permit year.
Garden waste permits can be purchased on-line at www.highland.gov.uk/gardenwaste. Up to 3 permits per household are permitted. Permits can also be ordered by calling the Highland Council’s Service Centre on 01349 886603 or in person at Highland Council Service Points.
The service is optional and householders are also able to take their garden waste along to their local Recycling Centre free of charge. To find your local Recycling Centre that can accept green waste, please visit www.highland.gov.uk/recycle. Householders who no longer wish to receive garden waste collections can also return unwanted brown bins at our Recycling Centres.
Road users are advised that on Saturday 22 June 2019 part of the C1112 Glen Affric Road will be temporarily closed to vehicles from 11am to 5pm during the Highland Cross 2019 event. The area affected is between the road's junction with the C1110 Cannich - Fasnakle - Kerrow Wood Road and its end at the north side of the road bridge over the Abhainn Gleann nam Fiadh.
People working in Highland trades businesses are being urged by The Highland Council to attend a supplier briefing roadshow event near them coming soon across the region if they wish to tender for future Council contracts. The Council has created a new Trades Services Framework for repair, maintenance and minor works to maintain and improve the Council estate and to help deliver the Council's property maintenance programme for domestic and non-domestic properties.
Steve Walsh OBE has been appointed as the Chief Executive designate for High Life Highland, it was announced today by Donald McLachlan, the Chair of the charity's Board. Mr Walsh will take up post in early September 2019, following the retirement of current Chief Executive, Ian Murray.
Highland Council Trading Standards have been made aware that cold call telephone scammers have recently changed tactics and are now targeting individual bank customers to gain access to bank accounts and clear bank accounts of cash. The so-called "authorised push payment scam" involves a fraudster impersonating a bank representative and phoning an unsuspecting potential victim by telephone.
The Highland Council is asking communities and other stakeholders for their thoughts and opinion on a draft strategy to improve the town centres of Brora, Dornoch, Golspie, Thurso and Wick. The draft Caithness and Sutherland Town Centre Strategy presents several potential actions for each of the town centres.
Highland schools and Police call on people to share information on suspected anti-social, alcohol and drug activity. Highland Council secondary schools in the Mid Highland area and Police Scotland are writing to parents and carers urging them to share any concerns or information related to possible anti-social behaviour, alcohol and drug activity in their areas.
William Gilfillan, Director of Community Services will be leaving the Council on Friday, 7th June 2019. William joined Highland Council from Fife Council in 2000 to lead the New Community School development in Alness Academy.
Highland Council is to seek the views of local communities on a proposal to establish a Gaelic Medium catchment area for Mount Pleasant Primary School. The change is being proposed in line with Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Medium Education.
Re- opening on the horizon for Caithness. Highland Council's Care Learning and Housing Committee today agreed a package of revenue and capital funding which is a major milestone towards the re-opening of Caithness Horizons, Thurso.
The Highland Council's new Education Transformation programme is taking shape with various initiatives put in place to deliver better educational outcomes for young people, as detailed in a presentation to the Care, Learning and Housing Committee today (29 May 2019). The Education Transformation programme has the dual purpose of improving outcomes for all children and young people whilst ensuring that resources are used wisely and efficiently.
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