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kerbside recycling rolls out to more households in west lothian

Householders in Bathgate, Boghall, Torphichen, and in Seafield, Carmondean, Deans, Knightsridge, Ladywell and parts of Eliburn are starting to be able to take part in the three bin kerbside recycling service. Around 16,800 more households are set to join the recycling scheme during February and March this year.

This latest roll out means that more than 60,000 West Lothian households – over 80% of all residents - will be able to recycle household and garden waste at home. West Lothian Council is aiming to roll out the scheme to 92% of households by the end of this year.

The new blue and brown recycling bins are being delivered to homes in Bathgate, Boghall, and Torphichen from 14th February. From 7th March, new recycling bins will also be delivered to homes in Seafield, Carmondean, Deans, Knightsridge, Ladywell and parts of Eliburn. Householders joining the scheme will be asked to put their food & drinks cans, light card, paper and plastic bottles into the blue bin; garden and uncooked fruit & vegetable waste into the brown bin; and any other residual waste into the grey bin.

Vicky Armour, SWAG Campaigns Officer for West Lothian, commented, “This latest roll out means that more people than ever can recycle at home in West Lothian. It has been very encouraging to see the high level of participation and the quality of materials being collected so far. Recycling is on the increase and now even more people can do their bit to help.”

The paper collected from the three bin kerbside recycling scheme is sent to mills where it is recycled into a variety of paper products, including newsprint, paper towels and toilet rolls. The cans are recycled into new cans, sheet metal and building materials; the plastic bottles are recycled into new plastic products, such as garden furniture, and the garden and uncooked fruit & vegetable waste is composted to make soil conditioner, which is then used locally for land restoration.

 

 

 


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