West Dunbartonshire Council is set to launch a new marketing campaign
today, which will promote the rollout of its new three-bin kerbside recycling service.
|Councillor Connie O'Sullivan, spokesperson for Protective Services, will launch the campaign in Dumbarton. The new service, which begins on 25 October, will be available to householders who live in terraced, semi-detached and detached properties along with some suitable multi-occupancy dwellings to encourage them to recycle more of their household waste.
Cllr O'Sullivan explains: "We are moving towards more sustainable ways of managing resources. In the UK each year over 20 million tonnes of waste is landfilled, the majority of which can be reused.
|"It's not only pollution we reduce by recycling but we increase the life of valuable resources for future generations. That's why the council have introduced this new recyling scheme to help our residents dispose of their waste in the most environmentally friendly way possible."
The new service involves the waste being transported to a Material Recycling Facility where further segregation will take place. Cans are then separated, sent to a reprocessor and recycled into more cans, railway lines and sheet metal. Paper is pulped and recycled into newsprint and other paper products. Plastic bottles are recycled into products such as garden furniture, bin liners or more plastic bottles.
The initial rollout of wheeled bins for the 1st phase (BLUE BIN) will commence on week beginning 25th October, when Dumbarton East, Brucehill, Kirktonhill, Oxhill, Westbridgend, Castlehill, Milton, Westcliff, Silverton and Dumbarton town centre areas will receive blue bins.
From the 15th November the areas of Renton, Alexandria, Dalvait, Levenvale, Tullichewan and Balloch will receive blue bins.
On week beginning 6th December the areas of Strathleven, Bonhill, Jamestown, Haldane, old Bonhill, Beechwood estate, Bellsmyre, High Overtoun, Dumbarton Stirling Road and Sutherland Drive will receive blue bins.
All residents of Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven who live in terraced, semi-detached and detached properties have received leaflets outlining the new services.
For further information call the council's recycling advice and information line on tel: 0845 111 00 50.