Waste Services

Please Note: This information may have been superseded by more recent CnES Services Updates

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Latest Update:  15/06/20

From Wednesday 3rd June, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will allow pickups, vans and vehicles towing trailers to use the Creed Park Household Waste Recycling Centre and the Rueval Household Waste Recycling Centre. However, these HWRCs will remain open for cars only on Saturdays.

Please remember that the Government travel restrictions still apply.  You should only visit a Household Waste Recycling Centre when it is absolutely essential for you to dispose of items that cannot safely be stored at home, and you should not visit more than once per week.

To allow us to operate our recycling centres safely, the following rules will be in place:

  • Only one vehicle allowed entry to site at any one time.
  • To avoid overcrowding, a queuing system will be in operation for vehicles.
  • To avoid traffic management issues, there will be a cut-off point for vehicles to queue to enter.
  • You may be asked to come back at a different time if the queue becomes too long.
  • While queuing, please remain in your vehicle, with your engine switched off while stationary.
  • Please follow all signage and verbal instructions from our staff at all times.
  • Please have your waste sorted before arriving.
  • To maintain social distancing, staff will not be able to help you deposit your waste items, so ensure you only bring what you can manage yourself.
  • Please wash your hands before and after attending.
  • You must follow the Government guidance on social distancing and stay at least 2 metres apart at all times

If you or anyone else in your household has Coronavirus symptoms, or has been asked to self-isolate, DO NOT attend any of our recycling centres

Creed Park Household Waste Recycling Centre

01/06/20 – 07/06/20 

Mon – Sat : 0900hrs to 1700hrs

08/06/20 onwards

Tue - Fri : 0900hrs to 1700hrs
Sat       : 0900hrs to 1600hrs

Rueval Household Waste Recycling Centre

02/06/20 onwards

Tue – Thu : 0830hrs to 1630hrs     
Fri – Sat : 0830hrs to 1600hrs

Habost Household Waste Recycling Centre

15/06/20 onwards

Mon       : 1400hrs to 1600hrs     
Thurs     : 1000hrs to 1200hrs

Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Urgha Household Waste Recycling Centre

15/06/20 onwards

Mon       : Closed
Tues : 1100hrs to 1700hrs
Wed : 1100hrs to 1700hrs
Thurs : Closed
Fri : 1100hrs to 1700hrs
Sat : 1100hrs to 1600hrs

Please note that we are not accepting commercial waste at the moment as the required facilities are not in place.

The following social distancing measures will be adhered to:

  • Remain in your vehicle until the previous customer has returned to their vehicle.
  • There will be no physical assistance from staff to help you dispose of your waste in the appropriate skips so please be prepared to do this yourself.

If you have larger trailer/van loads of waste then disposal will be by prior arrangement via the North Harris Trust Facebook page (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) or alternatively phone on 01859 502314 during working hours.

Garrygall Household Waste Recycling Centre

15/06/20 onwards

Mon       :  1000hrs to 1600hrs
Tues : 1000hrs to 1600hrs
Wed : 1000hrs to 1800hrs
Thurs : 1000hrs to 1600hrs
Fri : 1000hrs to 1600hrs
Sat : 1000hrs to 1800hrs

Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh Ltd - Barra & Vatersay Limited (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Cars with Trailers / Pickups / Vans

From Tuesday 16th June, Cars with Trailers, Pickups and Vans will be required to have a valid booking in place before they will be permitted to use the above sites for the disposal of Household Waste.

Booking System for Restricted Vehicles.

Household Waste Recycling Centres Frequently Asked Questions

Household Waste Recycling Centres Site Rules

Creed HWRC Allowable Wastes (864.4kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Restrictions on Commercial Vehicles using HWRCs (614.5kB)

Bin Collections and Recycling Centres

We’re working hard to keep our bin services running and have put plans in place to allow us to continue to run collections. Staff shortages mean that we may need to prioritise some collections and there may be changes to your collections and our street cleaning services, including some services running late. We’ll update this page regularly with advice and if any services change. We really appreciate your patience and support.

What To Do With Your Waste If You Have Coronavirus Symptoms

If you have symptoms of Coronavirus or live with someone who does, you must store your personal waste, for example used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, securely within disposable plastic bags. When appropriate, these bags should be removed and placed into another bag and securely tied or sealed and kept separate from other waste. This must be stored for at least 72 hours inside your property before being put in your non-recyclable waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Recycling and Waste Collections

Please note that while these services are running there may be delays and changes to them. Remember to check this page and Waste Services on Facebook (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) for all the latest updates to confirm if your collections may be affected.

Latest Update:  26/03/20

Bennadrove Landfill Site; Amended opening hours from Monday 30th March 2020 for the acceptance non domestic commercial waste:

Mon - Thu  : 1100hrs to 1630hrs
Fri : 1100hrs to 1600hrs

Rueval Commercial Waste Reception Area; Amended opening hours from Monday 30th March 2020 for the acceptance non domestic commercial waste:

Mon        : 0830hrs to 1630hrs
Tues - Fri : Closed

Bin Delivery and Repairs

Please note, there will be delays to the delivery of replacement or additional bins, and repairs to existing bins. We will prioritise the delivery of bins to new build properties.

Missed Bins

We might experience disruption to some of our bin collections due to staff shortages. Remember to check this page and Waste Services on Facebook (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)  for all the latest updates to confirm if your collections may be affected.

Please ensure all waste/recycling containers are presented for collection for 8am as there may be changes to your collection time. Please look out for your neighbours and check they are able to put their bins out.

Due to changes in staff your bins may be collected by a different crew and at a different time. Please make sure your bins are easily accessible and visible for crews. It may be necessary for us to change the location we collect / return your bins from / to.

Contact Us

To contact a member of the Zero Waste Team, please e-mail recycling@cne-siar.gov.uk

To contact a member of the Cleansing Team, please e-mail cleansing@cne-siar.gov.uk

If you have an urgent request, please phone Customer Services on 01851 600 502