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Time to get back to recycling after the summer holidays

Mavis Valley Recycling Centre

Mavis Valley Recycling Centre

East Dunbartonshire Council is reminding residents to make the most of the recycling services offered by the local authority.

The period following the summer is the most likely time for people to let their recycling habits slip, following a return from holidays and the start of the new school term.

East Dunbartonshire typically scores ‘top marks’ for its green ethos, however, Councillor Ashay Ghai, convener of neighbourhood services, is keen to avoid any complacency in the area.

He said: “It can be confusing deciding what goes in what bin. We have some of the highest recycling figures in Scotland but we can always strive to do better.

“The waste we send to landfill costs the council, and council tax payers, a lot of money This is why we thought it a good time to remind residents how to get the most out of the service we provide.”

He added: “We know from surveys we carried out at the start of the year that around 60 per cent of what is in an average, general waste bin could have been recycled, so we could all be doing better for the environment.

“As a council we are very keen to get our food recycling marks back on track and we hope our residents will support this.”

Residents in East Dunbartonshire have four recycling bins for different types of waste - a blue bin for paper and card; a brown bin for cans, plastics and bottles; a green bin for garden waste and a silver caddy for food waste.

And residents have been reminded to get their kids involved to ensure the future is in safe hands.

Councillor Ghai said: “We know from surveys we carried out at the start of the year that around 60 per cent of what is in an average, general waste bin could have been recycled, so we could all be doing better for the environment. As a council we are very keen to get our food recycling marks back on track. If you’re having any difficulty with the service, or have any questions, please call 0300 123 4510 for advice.”

 

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