Handover of Glass Recycling Campaign

In the run-up to the festive party season, householders across Perth and Kinross are being encouraged to remember to collect glass bottles and jars for recycling in an effort to help raise money for charity.

For the last two years, the Give Your Glass for CHAS Campaign has inspired householders across Perth and Kinross to divert an extra 818.60 tonnes of glass - equivalent to an extra 1,024 full Glass Recycling Bells from landfill for recycling - thus raising £5,823.60  for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). 

CHAS is now handing the campaign on to the Cornhill Macmilan Centre, based at Perth Royal Infirmary.  From now until 30th September 2018, the amount of glass bottles and jars recycled at Recycling Centres and Points will continue to be measured.  If there is an increase during this time, above the previous year, income generated will be awarded to Cornhill Macmilan Centre. 

Cornhill Macmilan Centre is a support service for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.  It's the first of its kind in Perth and Kinross and means that patients and their families no longer have to travel for special in-patient palliative care.  The Give Your Glass for CHAS Campaign has raised a considerable amount of money for CHAS - the only charity providing hospice services in Scotland for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions.  By collecting your glass bottles and jars at home in a reusable bag, a cardboard box or a plastic tub, and then taking it to your nearest Glass Recycling Point or Recycling Centre, you can continue to help raise money for a worthwhile local organisation.

To help more householders to recycle more glass bottles and jars, a number of new Mini Glass Recycling Points are being installed.  These are already in place in North Muirton, Craigie, Bridgend, Gannochy, Kinnoull Hill, Scone, Grange and Kinnesswood and more are on the way for 2018. 

To check where your nearest Glass Recycling facility is, please visit www.pkc.gov.uk/recycle, email recycle@pkc.gov.uk or phone the Council's Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476.