MORAY COUNCIL is the latest Scottish local authority to sign up to the Household Recycling Charter.
Signing the charter shows that the authority complies with a consistent Scotland-wide approach to collecting recycling, and opens up potential funding streams for any improvements to Moray’s current regime, which could improve recycling rates.
The charter will place responsibility on the council to design services to meet the needs of the communities, deliver consistent policies regarding reducing non-recyclable waste and encouraging residents to recycle and reuse, and clearly explain to residents how to make the most of the recycling service provided in Moray.
Leader of Moray Council, Graham Leadbitter, signed the charter alongside Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, and Moray Council's Chief Executive, Roddy Burns.
“Thanks to householders in Moray recycling 57.8 per cent of their household waste, we’re already among the highest performing councils in Scotland for recycling. Signing up to the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland’s Household Recycling Charter reaffirms our position and strengthens our commitment to continuously improving our recycling rates.
“We’ll endeavour to continue working with residents to recycle all that we can and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.”
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.