From tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd June, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will allow pickups, vans and vehicles towing trailers to use the Creed Park Household Waste Recycling Centre and the Rueval Household Waste Recycling Centre.

However, these Household Waste Recycling Centres will remain open for cars only on Saturdays.

A spokesperson, said: “Due to the sensible and prudent use of these facilities by the public since reopening, we are pleased to now be in a position to permit pickups, vans and vehicles towing trailers on weekdays as of tomorrow.

“Should the site be very busy, those with pickups, vans and vehicles towing trailers may be asked to return later as priority will be given to standard domestic vehicles.

"However, nobody will be turned away if the site is quiet. We would ask all users to be patient and to show consideration to others when using our sites.

“Please remember that that Government travel restrictions still apply.  You should only visit a Household Waste Recycling Centre when it is absolutely essential for you to dispose of items that cannot safely be stored at home, and you should not visit more than once per week.

“There will be significant changes to the way that our Household Waste Recycling Centres operate.  This is primarily for the safety of the public and our staff.”

Further information is available on the Comhairle website: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/coronavirus/services-updates-and-contacts/waste-services/