The Waste Aware campaign is focused on getting the "Reduce Reuse Recycle" message into the Community.
Approximately 30,000 tonnes of waste are produced each year in the Western Isles and most of this waste is disposed of to Landfill Sites at Bennadrove and Rueval. For a number of years now, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has been developing systems and processes to try to separate and recycle some of this waste material and divert it from Landfill.
The Council now have a Waste Aware team dedicated to delivering a campaign to promote reduction, reuse and recycling of waste created in the Western Isles. The Waste Aware Team can be contacted by telephone on 01851 709900 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Waste Management - household waste - special collections for large items
Arrangements for special collections for large items such as furniture or items with special disposal requirements (e.g. refrigerators, tyres). The householder can usually book this service in advance and there may be a charge for the collection
Scottish Water is a state-owned company in Scotland that provides water and sewerage services. Unlike in England and Wales, water and sewerage provision in Scotland has not been privatized. It is funded by a precept on the council tax. The current organisation was founded in 2002 by a merger of West of Scotland Water, East of Scotland Water and North of Scotland Water.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has secured funding from the Scottish Executive for the Western Isles Schools Project, involving five schools in the Western Isles. This money will be used for new school buildings for Balivanich Primary School, Point Primary School in Bayble and the West Side Primary School in Barvas. A combination of substantial new build and partial refurbishment will be carried out at Sir E Scott and the Nicolson Institute.