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.
Over the last few weeks, a recycling campaign, Stick to the Six, has been delivered to remind householders that the main 6 materials that can be put in the blue bin are:
- plastic bottles
- plastic containers
- cans and tins
Since this campaign was launched, PKC 's Waste Services Team has seen a small decrease in the amount of contamination but there is still a lot we can all do to help reduce it further. Council money has to be used to pay for disposing of the contaminated material, and this isn't budgeted for so it will impact on the other services that the Council provides.
The second phase of this Stick to the Six Campaign is Householder Engagement from Monday 14 June until early August, where households in Letham, Dunkeld Road and Balhousie Street, Tulloch, North Muirton, Balgowan Road and Newhouse Road, Crieff Road plus Muirton and Auld Bond Road will be encouraged to recycle the correct items in the blue bin, and use the service fully, and identify any problems or barriers that they might be having, which will help the Waste Services Team with a future recycling campaign.