Every year the average household in Dumfries and Galloway produces over a tonne of waste. All of this is collected and processed through the council’s waste service. Scotland as a whole produced over 3.3 million tonnes of household waste in 2017. This is not sustainable and as a society, we need to do more to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. To help tackle this, the Council will be introducing a new kerbside recycling service across the whole region and improving the way we run our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

D&G Council are running a series of Waste and Recycling Community Conversation events, visiting every ward during October and November 2019. We will have displays and information on the new kerbside recycling collections and the events will also be a chance to discuss all aspects of our waste service or wider recycling issues; for example:

  • ·“Where does my waste go to?”
  • ·“What does the Ecodeco plant actually do?”or
  • ·“What is the Scottish Government’s ‘Deposit Return Scheme’ all about?”

We will also be asking for feedback on proposed changes to opening hours for the Household Waste Recycling Centres. Everyone is welcome to drop in to these sessions.

The event runs from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29th October in the main chamber at the Daar Road Council offices in Kirkcudbright.

It will be repeated in Castle Douglas Town Hall on Tuesday 12th November at the same times.