Public Performance Reporting
- With the help and co-operation of residents and businesses, we are working to prevent and minimise waste, reuse materials, and increase our recycling rates to reduce the amount of waste we send for landfill disposal.
- To reduce landfill, all 54,047 households in South Ayrshire have colour-coded waste collection bins or recycling sacks and black boxes.
- In 2003/04, before this kerbside recycling system was introduced, the total amount of waste recycled by the Council was only 8.7%. In 2009/10 the amount we recycled was 44.1%, the third highest rate in Scotland. This means we saved 36,915 tonnes of waste from going to landfill.
- Our Recycling Centres at Troon, Ayr, Maybole and Girvan accept a variety of recyclable materials including waste electrical and electronic equipment. Our recycling points at numerous locations throughout South Ayrshire will accept householders’ glass, blue bin waste, clothing, and shoes.
- Our Maybole recycling centre re-opened in December 2011, with new facilities designed to improve our recycling performance through the introduction of state-of-the-art equipment.
- In 2009/10, we collected 83,740 tonnes of municipal waste, with the combined cost of collection and disposal of £146.82 per premise. This compares favourably with East and North Ayrshire Councils, whose costs were £149.96 and £147.98 respectively.
- We provide a chargeable special uplift service and aim to complete disposal within five working days of requests. During 2009/10, we carried out 5,023 special uplifts, with 73.2% completed on time.
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