Recycling operations reducing waste

Angus Council has thanked residents across the region after it was revealed that their new kerbside recycling system was bearing fruit.

The new service was rolled out to approximately 55,000 properties between March and November last year to help the drive towards the national target of recycling 60 per cent of all household waste by 2020. So far non-recyclable waste collected has reduced by 40 per cent.

Communities Convener, Councillor Donald Morrison said: “People in Angus have been extremely supportive in the way they have adapted and used the new recycling service.

“The success of our kerbside collection scheme is down in great part to them.

“The amount of waste collected for recycling has risen substantially and has exceeded our expectations.”

At present the council collects 241kg of residual (or non-recyclable) waste from each household, which equates to 4.63kg per week.

Dry recyclables account for 199.9kg and 3.84 kg respectively, and food waste amounts to 89.4kg per year and 1.72kg per week for each property.