Waste And Recycling Delivery Days

Monday, 20 August 2018
Request Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Response Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017


1) Waste and recycling schedules for all properties, organised by address and postcode.
Please include day of the week and collection frequency (weekly, fortnightly etc) for each
service type. I request that all data is provided in CSV format, ideally with separate
columns for the different parts of the address. A link to a web service does not meet my
requirements. Please include the UPRN for each property if held. This is now permitted by
the AddressBase licence. See
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/about/news/2015/uprn-release-sharing-locat[..] for
For an example of a suitable spreadsheet, see here:
Variants are acceptable if they contain the requested data. Separate spreadsheets for each
waste or recycling type are also fine.
2) For schedules that are not weekly, details of how to work out which week a collection
will fall. For example, if a "Week 1/week 2" system is used, then please provide an
example of a date in week 1 and a date in week 2. For example "2nd January 2017 was in
Recycling Week 1"
3) Details of all alterations to regular schedules for bank holidays etc. Please provide
this for all future dates in 2017 and 2018, if available. For example, see this
4) Details of any planned changes to these schedules.


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar operate two different waste collection systems throughout the Western Isles, these collections are operated in-house and often collect household and commercial waste together:
Uist and Barra have a twin stream system for dry mixed recyclates, Plastics and Cans in one bin and Paper and Card collected in the other covering 100% of households using a single compartment vehicle. The twin stream system operated follows the following pattern - Residual fortnightly, Plastics and Cans & Paper and Card monthly.
Lewis and Harris have a co-mingled system – Plastic, Paper and Cans in one bin and Glass in the other collected using a twin compartment  vehicle. Households in Lewis and Harris also have an Organic bin for the disposal of Food and Garden waste. The Comingled system operated follows the following pattern – Residual / Organic fortnightly, Comingled / Glass monthly.
A list of collection areas and collection dates can be found by following these links http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/recycling/bluegreen/index.asp (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/cleansing/refusecollection/index.asp (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)