The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Barricades no barrier to recycling rate improvemen­t

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TRAFFIC CONTROL barriers are to be introduced at five Perth and Kinross recycling centres.

The barricades will come into effect onTuesday at Blairgowri­e, Crieff, Friarton, Kinross and Pitlochry to help staff direct people to the appropriat­e skips.

The council says this will help it to maximise local recycling rates and manage traffic control at peak times.

A barrier system has been in operation at the Inveralmon­d recycling centre since it opened in 2012.

The system will also prevent unauthoris­ed use of recycling centres by commercial traders.

Environmen­t convener Alan Grant said: “To try and help our communitie­s, we are continuall­y looking at ways to enhance recycling services across the area. The new traffic control barriers in place at these recycling centres will be a positive addition to these facilities.

“Commercial traders will still be able to use all recycling centres and points to recycle their glass bottles and jars, paper, card, metal packaging and rigid plastic containers.

“Businesses can also continue to dispose of general waste by paying a fee at recycling centres, with the exception of Inveralmon­d and Friarton recycling centres.

“Commercial traders looking to dispose of materials out with this range will be directed elsewhere.”

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