Green candidate calls for more glass recycling points

Darren Duncan has demanded more glass recycling points be made available.
Darren Duncan has demanded more glass recycling points be made available.

Darren Duncan, Green candidate for the Troup by-election, has demanded more glass recycling points be made available.

Mr Duncan said: “Changes to the waste collection service have meant that glass is no longer collected from the doorstep.

“Residents tell me that they struggle to take glass to the very few glass recycling points available resulting in a build up of glass, or, worse, glass simply being put in the general waste.”

Earlier this month, Mr Duncan wrote to the head of waste at Aberdeenshire Council suggesting locations for additional glass recycling points in Macduff, Pennan, Gardenstown and Rosehearty.

He said in the letter: “To make this new system work for all our towns and villages, everyone needs to have a glass recycling point close to their home. In other places, including New Aberlour within Troup, there are mini recycling centres, often near local shops or in council-owned car parks.

“In order to improve recycling rates and avoid residents having to use cars to take glass to be recycled, I would appreciate the installation of more mini-recycling centres throughout the ward.

“In some instances, the large commercial bins are not appropriate. I would hope you would consider using 240 litre bins instead.

“I hope that Aberdeenshire Council will act quickly to make good recycling provision available everywhere in Troup,” he added.