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MetiNews.Com - Dumfries and Galloway Council has revealed the multi-bin system will be in place across the region by the summer
Breaking News ! Household recycling will finally be introduced across Dumfries and Galloway in the next few months – nearly seven years behind schedule. The roll-out of the council’s multi-million pound project began in Wigtownshire at the end of 2020. And the local authority has revealed it will be in place across the rest of the region by the summer. Once up and running, each home will have three bins. One for paper and cardboard will be emptied once a month, as will one for plastic. Existing wheelie bins will be used for general waste and will be emptied every fortnight. Read More Related Articles Dumfries and Galloway Council finds use for thousands of box bins its been storing for more than five years Glass will have to be taken to a communal site while six areas – Annan, Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Gretna, Lockerbie and Stranraer – will also have food waste collection. Houses there will be provided with a small kitchen caddy, some liners and a larger caddy which will be left out for collection each week. The council webpage dedicated to the new system says it will be rolled out in “spring/summer 2021” with new bins and a collection calendar arriving up to four weeks in advance.
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The council spent more than £400,000 storing items it had planned to use for the original scheme, with the bin contract worth a further £1 million. In 2018, the local authority ended its waste contract with Renewi at a reported cost of £6.8 million. However, secret council papers this year revealed the true cost was closer to £10.5 million. The local authority has since spent £8.2 million on bins and lorries for the new scheme with a further £13.2 million needed for Dumfries Zero Waste Park which won’t be up and running until 2022.
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