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South Ayrshire Council granted £90k to improve recycling facilities

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South Ayrshire Council is one of the first local authorities in Scotland to be awarded funding from the Recycling Improvement Fund.

The Council has been granted £90k from Zero Waste Scotland, as part of the Scottish Government scheme.

The funding will make a real difference to recycling options on the go in the area. It will be used to introduce 'recycling-on-the go bins' to our parks and green spaces, making it easier for residents and visitors to recycle their waste when they're out and about. 

As part of our commitment to make South Ayrshire a better place to live, in recent years we've made a number of significant changes to improve the recycling service we offer. The rollout of the new bins will begin in spring next year in the high footfall areas such as Rozelle and Belleisle Estates; The Low Green and Pavillion Play Area at Ayr beach; and Fullarton Woods in Troon. 

Councillor Ian Cochrane, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio for Environment said: "I'm delighted that we've been awarded this funding. We want to make sure that residents have more opportunities than ever to recycle their waste, regardless if they are at home or out enjoying the beautiful scenery South Ayrshire has to offer. 

"We're committed to making South Ayrshire a better place to live, and this funding is another step towards achieving our recycling target of 70% by 2025."

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland said: "Congratulations to South Ayrshire Council on being among the first councils to be awarded funding from the new Recycling Improvement Fund.

"The bid, which will see recycling-on-the go bins introduced to help the public recycle when they're out and about, was really strong, and is a great example of the innovative thinking we need to boost recycling and move towards a more circular economy in Scotland."

Published 10 December 2021

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