waste management: community skip service
Funding received from SIC Community Development Fund and Unst Community Council for trial skip days. (Free SIC scheme had come to an end.)
2 trial skip service days
1 x trial skip service days
Application to SIC Community Development Fund to grant for the first year of skip service to Unst
Funding received from SIC CDF
Annual membership gathering
Annual membership continues to gather before service can be put in place
JUNE- MARCH 2016
Successful scheme operating
APRIL 2016 - FEBRUARY 2016
New scheme operated with slightly higher fee (£50 Annual sub, £20 One off). Scaled down to one Skip last 3 months but still made a loss.
APRIL 2017 - MARCH 2018
New scheme planned with Garriock's Ltd. as long as we can get 40 plus Annual subscribers.
2017-2018 Skip Scheme now in operation. Dates for 2018 are Saturday January 27th, 11-1pm and Saturday 3rd March, 11-1pm at Northside Pierhead, Baltasound.
2018-2019 Now taking Annual Memberships for the new scheme. We need 40 people to sign up and will then have the first skip in June.
2018-2019 Skip scheme going ahead. Dates on right hand side panel in bold.
2019-2020 Now taking Annual Memberships for the new scheme. We need 45 people to sign up and will then have the first skip in May.
2019-20 Skip starts on Saturday 1st June 2019.
2020-21 Skip Scheme starts on Saturday 25th July 2020, delayed due to CV-19.
2021 and on
Regular Community Skip Scheme.
(Supported by Unst Community Council in 2020-21; Shetland Community Benefit Fund (Viking Fund) in 2021-22; and Saxavord Spaceport in 2022-23 and 2023-24.) Averaging 50 members/households per year plus those paying on the day. Free trailer collection service.
COMMUNITY SKIP SCHEME 2023-24
Skip dates 2023: 3rd June, 19th August, 30th September, 18th November.
2024: 27th January, 9th March..
£60 annual sub for 6 Skip Days per year, £25 for one-off drop.
Free trailer service for those unable to get to skip.
Click on this link for a 2023-24 Form
We are now signing up Annual Subscribers through May 2023
and plan to start with the first skip on Saturday 3rd June
Please email email@example.com with any queries.
Skip payment can be made by cash, cheque to "Unst Partnership Ltd" or by BACS to "Unst Partnership Ltd."
Bank of Scotland, Sort code 80-08-82 and Account number 00855520.
(If possible, confirm payments to us by email please.)
You can also pay at our card machine in the UP Shop.
£60 for an annual membership; £25 for a one-off drop.
2023-24 skip dates
(Sponsored by Saxavord Spaceport who have contributed to over a third of the £4800 annual cost of this project.)
Saturday 3rd June 2023
Saturday 19th August 2023
Saturday 30th September 2023
Saturday 18th November 2023
Saturday 27th January 2024
Saturday 9th March 2024
The Shetland Amenity Trust normally provides their own Skips on these dates for metal items and white goods (fridges, freezers, washing machines, etc.) They will no longer be doing house collections of these items.
They no longer take rolls of fencing wire (small amounts of wire can go in the UP skip).
The SIC does run a separate scheme for Bulky Waste House Collection:
6 items for £40, 12 for £76, - or £16/£32 if you are on benefits.
See the SIC website for more details:-
Unst Partnership Ltd.
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