BUSINESSES will join Shetland’s recycling scheme next month.
Commercial premises will be asked to set aside items like cardboard, paper and plastic bottles from 11 November.
Shetland’s households have already been doing so since last year as the council looks to better its poor recycling rate amid stringent national targets.
Chairman of Shetland Islands Council’s environment and transport committee Ryan Thomson said the commercial roll out would coincide with the introduction of a dedicated sorting shed at Gremista in Lerwick, which has been delayed in opening.
“After the full roll out of domestic recycling last year, it’s now great to be in a position to roll out the commercial recycling on completion of the sorting shed,” he said.
“Business recycling will commence from Monday 11 November for all businesses in Shetland, with the rural collection mirroring the domestic schedule.
“Our recycling rate has more than doubled since the introduction of doorstep recycling, and it’s right that now businesses will play their part too.”
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