Staff in Oban have been working hard to get back on track with bin collections after a fire at a council depot.
The maintenance and fleet depot at Mill Park on Soroba Road went on fire in the early hours of Friday morning.
No bin collections were possible on Friday because staff who are normally based at Mill Park had to relocate on a temporary basis to the Jackson’s Quarry depot and the council offices on Albany Street, and the bin lorries were inaccessible.
Councillor Roddy McCuish said: “Our roads and amenity staff in Oban deserve huge congratulations for getting public services back on track so quickly following the major incident at the Mill Park depot. It’s been a massive team effort and I would like to personally thank them for their hard work.
“The fire service is still investigating. The site has now been handed back to the council and remains cordoned off while we discuss the next steps with our insurers.
“As of Tuesday morning there are some areas in Kilmore, Bonawe and North Connel which have not received their Friday collection yet. We have made the best use of our resources and an additional vehicle will be doing those runs throughout the day. After Tuesday anyone who was due a Friday uplift and hasn’t received one should phone our contact centre on 01546 605514 and we’ll be sure to get their bin uplifted as soon as possible.”