Other Recycling in Lochaber
Bulky Household Items
To arrange for the Highland Council to uplift bulky household items phone 01397 709007. There is a charge, which needs to be paid in advance, you can pay by debit card:
They cannot collect household fixtures and fittings or building rubble, as these can be broken down into smaller pieces and can be taken to the recycling centre.
For full details check the Highland Council Website.
Furniture, Household Goods and Appliances
Furniture and household goods can be donated to:
telephone 01463 715615 for reuse (or see separate containers at the recycling centre). Call to arrange a possible collection from the Fort William area as they have vans travelling throughout the Highlands making pickups.
Newstart Highland have a service centre in Ben Nevis Ind. Estate, Fort William: Tel:01397 701 624
The Acharacle Reuse Project
Sheila Nairn 01967 431248 or Hughena on 01967 431658
This project has been running for 3yrs and has large storage facility in Acharacle. Home furnishings can be collected and delivered throughout West Lochaber. They also accept clothing and bedding, and anything that can’t be reused is bagged up and donated to Blythswood via the on-site container.
Weekly open day Wednesday 11.30 – 1.30
Happy to accept reusable items – please call with any queries
These groups also make goods available to those who need them so get in touch if you need to get hold of furniture or household items.
You can advertise and donate your unwanted possessions foc. Join the Oban and/or Inverness groups via Yahoo Groups.
Support Charity Shops
There are plenty of charity shops along the High Street who are pleased to accept good quality clothes, books, cds, bric a brac that can be re-sold; in so doing help your favourite charity.
Blythswood Care based at Alness is one of the largest Highland charities and collect goods throughout the area. They have recently started collections in schools and also have a lorry that visits west coast villages. Full details available on their website.
Toy Lending Library
Voluntary Action Lochaber operate a toy lending library, ask for Kerry 01397 706044. Membership is £1.00. Also accept donations of unwanted toys in good condition, either for use in the library or for resale at annual events in the High Street and Lochaber Agricultural Show to raise funds.
Reusable Cloth Nappies
Contact The Highland Real Nappy Project or call 0845 2012609 for information on the cost benefits of using cotton nappies that can be reused. Support Real Nappy week which starts 15th April 2013.
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