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PEOPLE are being advised to keep glass at home as bottle banks in Shetland are likely to be emptied less frequently than usual.

The banks are not being prioritised by Shetland Islands Council during the coronavirus outbreak, so people are advised to store glass at home in the meantime.

Trips to glass collection points are also not considered to be “essential travel” just now.

Anyone finding a bank full is asked not to leave bottles and jars on the ground, and to take their glass home again.

Glass should not be placed in general refuse where it would add significant weight to black bags, adding to the demands on staff and vehicle capacity, the council said.

The Gremista household waste recycling centre also remains closed to the public.