Double recycling honours for council


Argyll and Bute Council has won two UK awards for its recycling.

It has scooped gold in two categories, beating councils from across Britain.

In one month, the council collected the most waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) per head of population.

And its community recycling centre in Oban has been named as the most improved month-on-month WEEE collector.

Jim Smith, the council’s head of road and amenity services, said: “Many thanks to Bute residents who have played an important part in recycling rates.

“The people of Bute have played an important role in increasing recycling rates.

“This double gold award recognises the substantial increase in recycling electrical and electronic waste.

“However it is fantastic that recycling as a whole has been growing and that Bute residents are supporting the efforts.”

The awards have been made by REPIC, the not-for-profit WEEE recycling scheme. The council has worked in partnership with the organisation for more than 10 years.

The gold awards are in ‘recognition and appreciation’ of the council’s achievements.

The council’s record-breaking area-wide collection rate was achieved for March.

For details on how and where you can contribute to recycling go to the council’s website.