Recycle for Bertha Park to Reduce Climate Change
In the Perth & Kinross Net Zero Interim Climate Emergency Report and Action Plan (December 2019), the Waste Services Team pledged to look to use the new development at Bertha Park as a best practice case study for householders reducing waste
This pledge involves more extensive mini-recycling points within walking distance of homes, and the delivery of campaigns to increase awareness of the importance of diverting batteries, light bulbs, glass bottles and jars plus textiles and shoes from landfill. There will also be extensive promotion of food waste reduction in this community, ahead of the national target for 33% reduction in food waste by 2025.
Waste Minimisation and Sustainable Waste Management are essential in fighting climate change. The Waste Services Team wants to make it as easy as possible to recycle because recycling needs to fit in with our busy lifestyles. The first step is to ensure that everyone knows what can be recycled, where it can be recycled and why it is important to divert the items from landfill.
Knowing where to recycle
The Adamson Avenue Recycling Point in the Bertha Park High School car park has been extended so shoes and textiles in any condition can be easily dropped off for recycling. Textiles are one of the top three most carbon intensive household waste materials.
We've also installed new signage so the Recycling Point is easy to spot.
Knowing what to recycle and why it will help to reduce climate change
A Recycle for Bertha Park leaflet [12Mb] has been developed to explain the value of the resources inside unwanted items such as small and large electrical and electronic equipment, light bulbs, batteries, glass bottles and jars, and shoes and textiles in any condition. The reuse and recycling of these resources is a key way for individual households to reduce their impact on climate change. In March 2021, this leaflet and the New Household Waste & Recycling Service Guide [1Mb] are being posted to all of the households living in Bertha Park.
This is the start of a long-term campaign in this community. This webpage will be updated as the campaign progresses.