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Tayside Councils Team Up To Tackle Flytipping

Perth & Kinross Council have teamed up with their neighbours in Angus and Dundee City Councils to tackle flytipping across Tayside

Council backs supermarket's new in-store soft plastics recycling scheme for householders

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.

Service disruption

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

Commercial waste news update

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Perth & Kinross Council asks for #Penny4YourThoughts

Perth & Kinross Council has launched a new survey, #Penny4YourThoughts, to learn what residents and visitors to the area think about public toilet provision.

All that litter turns to gold for Casey

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.

Bin collections in Glenlyon

Following the early completion of the roadworks in Glenlyon, bin collection days are now reverting back to Thursdays.

Householder Engagement as part of Recycling Campaign

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.

Roadworks in Glenlyon impact bin collection day

Householders in the Glenlyon area will be receiving a letter this week about a temporary change in collection day.

Changes to Bin Collection Days

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 remain open

Recycling Centres across Perth and Kinross will remain open for residents and businesses

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.

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

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

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Waste and recycling

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