More changes to recycling have been announced with charity clothes bank collections ceasing across the Highlands.
The public are advised that textile bank servicing by charities across the region has ceased or is severely disrupted due to staff shortages.
The changes, implemented by the Highland Council, come into affect today until further notice.
A council spokesperson said: “It may be tempting have a clear out while at home, but we urge people to follow the Government advice to protect yourself and others; to stay at home and only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons.
“The advice does not include trips to textile banks while shopping for food.
“Please help us to keep sites tidy by keeping your recycling at home with you until the service returns to normal, and to help protect our staff by avoiding unnecessary contact with potentially infected sources.”
Any material left on the ground at recycling sites will be treated as fly tipping and will end up in landfill.
The changes follows the council’s decision to close all public recycling centres, garden waste and bulky uplift services.
For further information on recycling can be found on the Highland Council website here.