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Perth & Kinross Council have teamed up with their neighbours in Angus and Dundee City Councils to tackle flytipping across Tayside
Residents in Perth and Kinross are being encouraged to recycle their clean soft plastics (which includes bread bags, plastic film lids on yoghurt pots/soft fruit punnets/ready meals, plastic crisp packets, pasta bags, chocolate wrappers and biscuit wrappers, none of which can go into the household recycling bin) at participating Co-op stores.
Due to vehicle breakdowns or adverse weather, some collections and access to Recycling Centres may be disrupted
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Perth & Kinross Council has launched a new survey, #Penny4YourThoughts, to learn what residents and visitors to the area think about public toilet provision.
Yesterday (13/7/2021), Perth & Kinross' youngest Litter Picking Volunteer, 5 year old Casey Bell, was named by Perth & Kinross Council as a Gold Litter Picker in recognition of her enthusiasm for litter picking.
Following the early completion of the roadworks in Glenlyon, bin collection days are now reverting back to Thursdays.
Since Lockdown, Perth & Kinross Council has seen an increase in the amount of contamination in the kerbside blue bins. This means that items that cannot be recycled at the Materials Recycling Facility have been put in the blue bins.
Householders in the Glenlyon area will be receiving a letter this week about a temporary change in collection day.
Householders in the Dunning, Craigend, Mawcarse and Auchterarder areas are being written to over the next few weeks about changes to their green and blue bin collections.
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
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