Council urges Capital residents to recycle

Lesley Hinds has encouraged residents to recycle. Picture; Ian Rutherford.
Lesley Hinds has encouraged residents to recycle. Picture; Ian Rutherford.
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CITY bosses are urging residents to get involved in Recycle Week, which runs until Sunday.

Co-ordinated by Zero Waste Scotland, the drive aims to get everyone in Scotland recycling more by raising awareness of its benefits and promoting easy ways to do more.

Over the next few days, the city council will be encouraging residents to make more use of the recycling facilities available to them – such as by using community recycling centres, donating unwanted furniture to charities or recycling all their food scraps.

There has been a city-wide drop of ten per cent in the amount of waste sent to landfill since 2014/15.

Councillor Lesley Hinds, the city’s environment leader, said: “We have made great strides in the past couple of years in increasing our recycling rates and this week is a great opportunity for people to take advantage of the many options on offer across the city.

“Whether it is starting to recycle your food waste which we turn into fertiliser, taking your DIY waste to our community recycling centres or arranging for a charity to collect and reuse your unwanted furniture and white goods I would urge everyone to take up the recycle challenge.”