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Recycling centres start accepting more waste

Recycling centres in Perth and Kinross will begin accepting garden and bulky waste material from Thursday 4 June.

Recycling centres in Perth and Kinross will begin accepting garden and bulky waste material from Thursday 4 June.

Perth & Kinross Council's recycling centres reopened on Monday for bagged household waste only.

Thanks to the support of residents adhering to this restriction, Perth & Kinross Council has been able to move on to the second phase of reopening earlier than anticipated.

From Thursday, there will be access to all recycling facilities for households and commercial customers who hold a permit or who have purchased pre-paid vouchers.

Mark Butterworth, Perth & Kinross Council's Head of Environmental and Consumer Services, thanked residents for their patience when recycling centres were closed and during the initial phase of reopening.

"The initial phase of reopening worked well and we were able to comfortably manage demand at our sites." he said.

"This has allowed us to move on to the second phase of reopening sooner than expected and we thank residents for the patience and support they have shown.

"We are now able to offer access to all recycling facilities for domestic and commercial customers from Thursday 4 June.

"There is likely to be a high level of demand, particularly over the first few days, so we would continue to urge people to remain patient and to only come if it is absolutely necessary and to remain patient if they have a long wait to gain access.

"If you can store waste, continue to do so until initial demand has dropped off and returned to normal levels."

In order to ensure traffic continues to move through the sites as quickly as possible there will be no access to vehicles with trailers or those larger than a Transit-type van.

It is anticipated sites will be extremely busy with users spending more time on site, so some queuing is expected. As physical distancing measures are still in place, users may have to wait before they can access ramps and walkways to skips.

Waste should be separated in advance to help minimise time spent on site.

Site attendants will not be able to assist visitors unloading their waste.

For a full list of materials that can be disposed of, recycled or reused visit our What can be recycled page.

As with the initial opening of Friarton Recycling Centre, a temporary road closure will be in place to prevent access to Friarton via Edinburgh Road. The alternative route is A912 Edinburgh Rd - Marshall Pl - Shore Rd - Friarton Rd.

Vehicles will not be allowed to queue on the road so anyone who arrives where this is no space to queue off-road should leave and return at another time.

Recycling Permit holders must display it on an A4 size print out on their windscreen or using a tablet.

Commercial Permit holders will be able to tip chargeable waste and recycling through Friarton Weighbridge.

Commercial customers looking to dispose of chargeable waste or recycling must purchase pre-paid vouchers by calling 01738 476476 or using the Friarton Weighbridge, where only card payments will be accepted.

The arrangements will continue to be reviewed on a daily basis to ensure that the health and safety of Council employees and members of the public can be maintained at all times.

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No booking is required.