Green scheme for local railway stations

SCOTRAIL is experimenting with recycling bins at a number of Scottish stations, and if the experiment is successful it is likely that Arbroath and Carnoustie would be added to the list.

Rail passengers in North-East Scotland can now recycle rubbish while on the move, thanks to ScotRail’s biggest-ever trial of recycling bins.

The colour-coded bins have been installed at Aberdeen, Elgin, Perth, and Stonehaven stations as part of the national pilot – funded by a £37,000 grant from Zero Waste Scotland.

Customers can now put recyclable plastic bottles, paper and tin cans into bins on the stations’ platforms.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “We are confident that our customers will welcome this move to make it quicker and easier for them to recycle while on the move.

“The trial supports our ongoing commitment to creating a greener railway for Scotland.”

Environment secretary Richard Lochhead added: “Recycling is vital to Scotland’s economic and environmental future, and we must make it as easy as possible for people to recycle. This project is just one example of our commitment to make the most of Scotland’s resources.”