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:

  • £15.00 for up to 3 items
  • £30.00 for up to 6 items

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 Newstart Highland 

Newstart Highland have a service centre in Ben Nevis Ind. Estate, Fort William: Tel:01397 701624



The Acharacle Reuse Project

The project is always looking for items of furniture, material, books, tools, musical instruments, electrical goods, bikes and any other items suitable for reuse. Collection and delivery can be arranged, or to drop off goods please contact Acharacle Community Company office (01967 431508) or Robert (07974 898886).

Home furnishings can be collected and delivered throughout West Lochaber. clothing and bedding will also be collected, anything that can’t be reused is bagged up and donated to Blythswood via the on-site container.

Shed open to drop off or view items:

Wednesday 11.30am – 1.30pm

Saturday 10am - 12 noon

Acharacle Reuse Project

Newstart Highland and Acharacle Reuse Project make goods available to those who need them so get in touch if you need to get hold of furniture or household items. 


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, call reception on 01397 706044. Membership is £1.00. Donations of unwanted toys in good condition are welcome.  These toys will either be used 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 28th April 2013.



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