Fife First for Recycling in Scotland
Archived news: published on Wednesday 01 Aug 2012 by Fife Council
Figures released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency show that Fife’s households recycled more waste than anyone else in Scotland the last quarter of 2011. Fife was one of only two councils to recycle more than 50% of household waste for October to December that year.
It’s the first time the Fife has topped the charts for recycling, and Chris Ewing, senior manager for Sustainability intends that this is where the Council is going to stay. “This is excellent news and shows how committed Fifers are to making better use of the waste for the benefit of the environment and to save money. What the SEPA figures don’t show is that for the financial year ending 31 March 2012, Fifers recycled over 140,000 tonnes of waste. That reduced carbon emissions by 70,000 tonnes. It also had a big financial benefit, saving nearly £8 million in landfill tax and earning around £2 million from the sale of recyclates”.
He added that “we are expecting that recycling rates will increase to 60% once the bin system has been fully rolled out, resulting in even more financial and environmental benefits”.
For more information contactChris Ewing, Senior Manager (Sustainability)
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 04 46 Contact Chris Ewing online
By Post: Fife Council, Bankhead Central, Bankhead Park, Glenrothes, KY7 6GH