Waste Community Conversations Set To Start

Dumfries and Galloway Council is developing a new kerbside recycling service 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.

We will be running a series of Community Conversation events, visiting 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.

The dates for these ‘drop in’ sessions are as follows and everyone is welcome to attend.

Location Venue Date Time
Kirkcudbright Daar Road – Main Chamber 29 Oct 3pm – 7:30pm
Thornhill Wallace Hall Academy 30 Oct 3pm – 7:30pm
Newton Stewart McMillan Hall – Meeting Room 31 Oct 3pm – 7:30pm
Stranraer Ryan Centre 04 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm
Dumfries North West Resource Centre 06 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm
Dumfries DG1 07 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm
Dalbeattie Town Hall – Chambers 11 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm
Castle Douglas Town Hall – Main Hall 12 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm
Lockerbie Town Hall – Hawthorn Room 15 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm
Moffat Town Hall 18 Nov 3.30pm – 8pm
Sanquhar Sanquhar Town Hall 19 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm
Annan Market Hall 20 Nov 3.30pm – 8pm
Langholm Buccleuch Centre – North Foyer 25 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm
Gretna Richard Greenhow Centre 26 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm
Dumfries Heathhall Community Centre 29 Nov 3pm – 7:30pm

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 [email protected] or call 030 33 33 3000 for further information or visit https://www.dumgal.gov.uk/article/17438/Community-Conversations

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