Waste recycling community conversations set to start

Community conversations are to be held to look at the new kerbside recycling service designed by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

It is due to be rolled out across the whole region in late 2020 or early in 2021.

It is also proposing changes to the opening hours for Household Waste Recycling Centres.

The series of Community Conversation events (for dates etc see picture) will visit every ward during October and November 2019, to explain the new service, to listen to ideas, comments and suggestions on the waste service and on the potential opening hours for the Household Waste Recycling Centres.

At the Community Conversation events, there will be information on the new service with examples of the new bins with displays of the type of materials that can be recycled under the new service. There will also be information on why we are introducing it and what happens to your waste or recycled items once collected.

There will also be an opportunity to make suggestions on how all of us can reduce the amount of waste we produce and on how society could increase the re-use and recycling of materials.

Chairman of Communities Committee, Councillor Andy Ferguson said: “I am really pleased that we will be offering kerbside recycling opportunities for the whole region next year. The new service will make it easier for residents to recycle and for us to process the waste and has the added benefit of reducing costs. I would encourage everyone to come along to one of the drop-in sessions to hear more about the service and to give us your views on how we tackle the huge problem of reducing waste together.”

Councillor John Martin, Vice Chairman of Communities Committee commented: “This is a big step forward and will enable both residents and the Council to improve levels of recycling. The new service should be easy to understand for residents and is flexible and cost-effective for the Council.”

Please contact the Waste Team at or call 030 33 33 3000 for further information or visit D&G Council waste.

Pictures: Stock picture of bins not connected to D&G plan.