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Waste and recycling news

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Collections over the festive period

No collections 25 & 26 Dec or 1 & 2 Jan

Service disruption

Due to vehicle breakdowns or adverse weather, some collections and access to Recycling Centres may be disrupted

Bin Lorry Naming Competition - winners announced

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.

Commercial waste news update

Find all the latest news and essential information for Commercial Waste customers.

PKC launches temporary Fly-tipping Fund

Perth & Kinross Council has set up a £20,000 fly-tipping fund to help clean up illegally dumped waste.

Recycling Centres are open

All Recycling Centres are fully open to both domestic and commercial users

Dealing with waste during COVID-19

To protect householders and refuse collection staff, it is vitally important to practice good waste hygiene

Recycling Centre Closures

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Council has closed all Recycling Centres

Changes to brown bin collections

Just over 2,000 households in Perth City Centre and in rural Kinross will have changes to brown bin collections

Perth City Centre Blue Bin Recycling

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).

Recycling Plastic Film Packaging

Householders encouraged to use plastic film recycling points at local supermarkets

Perth schools team up with local shops for Muirton litter pick

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.

Perthshire schools host WEEE Term

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.

Safe disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On the 14th August there was a fire in the small waste electricals skip which could have been avoided

Householders urged to recycle their used batteries

Householders in Perth and Kinross are being urged to recycle their batteries rather than dispose of them in their green bins.

Reminder to landowners about PKC's Fly-tipping Fund

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.

Contact details

Waste and recycling

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476