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21 APR 2021
Campervan waste disposal points to be installed in preparation for rise in staycations
WORKS to install chargeable campervan waste disposal points across five sites in Moray are being tendered for.

It comes as Moray Council, like many other Scottish councils, prepares for a significant rise in caravan and campervan trips due to the increasing popularity of staycations, as a result of ongoing pandemic restrictions.

Upgrades at Ballindalloch (Cragganmore), Craigellachie (Fiddich Park), Portgordon (car park), Burghead (harbour), and Portknockie (harbour) will also see a chargeable water supply installed in this first phase of works. Updates on later phases will be released as plans progress.

Concerns were raised by residents last year about unhygienic waste disposal due to a lack of facilities, and Moray Council is investing £20,0000 in new facilities, and introducing operational improvements including installing temporary toilets, inspecting and cleaning sites seven days a week, enhanced rubbish collections and increased litter picking in and around the sites. A booking system, and details of charges, will be available on Moray Council’s website before the first facility opens.

Moray Council’s Head of Environmental and Commercial Services, Stephen Cooper, said: “We know there’s a busy season of staycations ahead, and we all need to play our part in keeping Moray clean and tidy for residents and visitors to enjoy.

“We’re upgrading facilities and ask that visitors use these safely and hygienically, and respect our landscapes by putting rubbish in the bins provided, or taking it with them if bins are full
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I recently emailed Moray Council re these stopovers and received this reply

“In March this year five sites were been identified as options for possible sites.

During a consultation phase, one site was removed from the list & another has been deferred at the request of the community to fit in to a larger community drive project. The original location at the third site has moved meaning a redesign which is to be completed.

The two currently viable sites in Craigellachie & Ballindalloch have had redesigns done and assuming we get tenders back will be ready before end of July.

We are also looking at other options for visitors to Moray to dispose of their grey waste.”

We are currently stopping at the one in Fiddich Park, Craigellachie(it is actually in Charlestown of Aberlour) and it would make a great stopover, right next to the River Spey.
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Thanks for the information. I will be in Moray next week and now know not to go looking for the five sites as nothing has happened on any of them!
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Out to tender sounds like expensive proposals not simply solutions
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This is also on the facebook page to try and get comments from members. Lets hope they get on with it this time. Earlier in the year they got a bit blown off course.
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