News / Highlands Highland Council extends brown bin renewal date after technology issues By Craig Munro August 2, 2021, 8:01 pm Some people were unable to renew their brown bin permits due to a technology issue. Picture by Mhairi Edwards The Highland Council has announced it will be extending the deadline for people to renew their brown bin permits. The decision comes after the local authority experienced technology issues in recent days, which caused problems with some online forms that prevented people from renewing their permits. As a result, the renewal period that was due to end today has been extended until Friday August 6. Anyone who goes through the process before the deadline will ensure delivery in time for the first collections of the new service year, which begins on September 1. In a release, Highland Council apologised for the inconvenience. Garden waste bin permits can be bought on the council website here. Already a subscriber? Sign in [[title]] [[text]] Close More from the Press and Journal Planning issues top complaints about Highland Council to Scottish Public Service Ombudsman Man living beside ‘nightmare’ NC500 car park ‘just wants to live a normal life’ as ‘disrespectful’ tourists empty potties and damage his property Highland councillors back using planning laws to limit short-term lets as situation reaches ‘crisis point’ £60 million for five schools: Job done or just the tip of the iceberg for Highland Council?