The Scottish household waste data for 2015 was published recently. And it’s good to see that Angus Council is good with rubbish. Read below and you will see what I mean….full details at –
In 2015 Angus collected 57,609 tonnes of household waste of which 34,102 were recycled – ie 59.2%. The average household waste recycling rate was only 44.3% across the country as a whole. At 59.2% Angus has the highest recycling rate in Scotland.
I think this achievement – which has been accumulating over the last few years – is the product of two things in particular.
The first is the growing willingness of Angus residents to take the trouble to recycle. To say yes, I will rinse that can or bottle and put it in the grey bin and not just drop it into the purple one. And more and more of us are doing that each year.
The second factor is the council’s waste team. They have worked long and hard to design, roll out and then deliver week by week a waste scheme that is straightforward to use, making it easy to see recycling in Angus really take off.
To all those involved – a big thank you!