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8 November 05
Thurso Recycling Centre NOW OPEN At Janetstown
The new Recycling Centre at Janetstown near Thurso was officially opened on Monday 7 November 2005 by Area Chairman of TEC Services, Councillor John Green and Councillor Bill Fulton, The Highland Council's Depute Chairman of TEC Services with responsibility for waste management.

Householders will now be able to take their cans, car batteries, cardboard, electrical appliances, engine oil, garden waste, glass bottles & jars, paper, rubble and soil, scrap metal, textiles, tyres, white goods and wood to the Recycling Centre. A special container will also be available for people to donate unwanted furniture and household goods to Homeaid Caithness for reuse.

Councillor John Green said: "I am delighted that householders in and around Thurso now have a purpose-built facility to take their recycling waste to. People can bring along a wide range of items including cans, textiles, scrap metal garden waste, glass, cardboard and paper and I am sure it will be very well used."

Councillor Bill Fulton said: "Earlier in the year a new recycling centre in Wick opened so now there are two excellent recycling facilities in
the Area. This big step forward in waste management in Caithness is part of The Highland Council's overall waste strategy implementation plan which is funded by the Scottish Executive.

"Both Centres now allow everyone living near them to be more diligent about how they dispose of their waste in order to cut down on the amount going to landfill sites."

Two new jobs have been created and during the winter months the Recycling Centre will be open from 11am - 4pm seven days a week.