Kerbside recycling collections being rolled out across Dumfries and Galloway

A new kerbside waste and recycling service is to be rolled out later this month across much of Dumfries and Galloway.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 5:31 pm
More emphasis is being put on collecting recycling across the region

Following its introduction in Wigtownshire in November, the service will be rolled out to the Stewartry in late March, Nithsdale in April and Annandale & Eskdale in May.

The majority of households will receive two 240 litre wheelie bins - a blue-lidded bin for paper, card and cardboard; and a red-lidded bin for plastics, metals and cartons.

As well as showing information on how to use them, the bin lids have notches to help the visually impaired - the blue-lidded bin has one notch and the red-lidded bin has two notches.

Flats and other properties which cannot accommodate the standard size bins will instead receive shared recycling bins or reusable recycling sacks.

The new service will operate over a four-week cycle, with residents’ recyclable and non-recyclable waste collected on an alternating weekly basis with only one bin set out for collection each week.

The roll out will be accompanied by investment in additional recycling points, enabling residents to recycle glass bottles and jars at more than 100 locations across the region, including the existing Household Waste Recycling Centres.

A food waste recycling service will be introduced in late summer/ early autumn for Annan, Dalbeattie, Dumfries Gretna and Lockerbie. Stranraer already receives this service.

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