More Glass Recycling units heading for Dundee

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Dundee City Council have been awarded £250,000 by Zero Waste Scotland to assist in the purchase of new glass recycling housing units. 

Neighbourhood Services Convener Councillor Kevin Cordell said “We have listened to feedback from residents across the city regarding their glass recycling facilities and recognise that some areas are better suited to the smaller neighbourhood recycling points we've had in some areas of the City since 2007.

“And I’m delighted to say that we were successful in getting funding from Zero Waste Scotland to install more of these types of recycling across the city.

“In Dundee, we are absolutely committed to improving the city’s recycling rates and this is another positive step in that direction.”

“The new units will allow for greater flexibility in location, a reduction in noise from breaking glass and are less obtrusive for communities.”

Dundee City Council is one of 26 councils signed up to the Household Recycling Charter – a voluntary agreement and associated code of practice agreed by the Scottish Government and COSLA. The charter aims to make recycling in Scotland more consistent and easier for residents, and to improve quality upon collection.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said:

“Recycling has a key part to play in making the most of products and materials we are already using in Scotland and driving us towards a more circular economy. By recycling as much as we can we create a new life for valuable materials, benefiting the environment and the economy.

“This funding will help make recycling easier and more convenient for residents in Dundee, generating better quality materials for collection. That’s a win for households, the council and the environment.”

The funding Grant was awarded from Zero Waste Scotland in January 2018 and had to spent by March 2018.

The Neighbourhood Services Committee will meet on Monday April 23.

Editor’s Notes


  • Zero Waste Scotland exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Our goal is to help Scotland realise the economic, environmental and social benefits of making best use of the world’s limited natural resources. We are funded to support delivery of the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy and the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy.
  • More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found at You can also keep up to date with the latest from Zero Waste Scotland though via our social media channels - Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus | LinkedIn
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