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Blue bin collections to go ahead despite current road closure
Due to vehicle breakdowns or adverse weather, some collections and access to Recycling Centres may be disrupted
Find all the latest news and essential information for Commercial Waste customers.
Recycling Centres across Perth and Kinross will remain open for residents and businesses
Perth and Kinross primary school pupils have turned trash into treasure after winning a competition to name new bin lorries. Perth & Kinross Council purchased eight new bin lorries for their fleet at Perth, Crieff and Blairgowrie earlier this year and primary school pupils were asked to come up with potential names for each vehicle.
Perth & Kinross Council has set up a £20,000 fly-tipping fund to help clean up illegally dumped waste.
All Recycling Centres are fully open to both domestic and commercial users
To protect householders and refuse collection staff, it is vitally important to practice good waste hygiene
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Council has closed all Recycling Centres
Just over 2,000 households in Perth City Centre and in rural Kinross will have changes to brown bin collections
From the 29 January householders in the city centre will receive the full dry mixed recycling service
PKC donates unearthed school crisp bag cache to recycling in aid of Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance
Hundreds of empty crisp bags discovered during renovation work at Perth High School are to be recycled to help raise funds for Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).
Householders encouraged to use plastic film recycling points at local supermarkets
Perth & Kinross Council's Waste Services team has teamed up with St John's RC Academy, Perth Grammar School and local shops in Muirton and North Muirton to help reduce the amount of littering in the area.
School pupils in Inchture, Errol, Abernyte and St Madoes are hosting a WEEE Term until Friday 4 October 2019 to help divert waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from landfill.
On the 14th August there was a fire in the small waste electricals skip which could have been avoided
Householders in Perth and Kinross are being urged to recycle their batteries rather than dispose of them in their green bins.
Landowners and community groups are reminded of PKC's Fly-tipping Fund, which continues to welcome applications ahead of the Fund closing on 14 December. The Fund helps empower people affected by fly-tipping on private land; offering funding to clear the fly-tipped waste and/or introduce preventative actions such as gates and fences, cameras, signage or a community campaign to deter fly-tipping.