Experiment to place recycling bins at stations

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SCOTRAIL is experimenting with recycling bins at a number of Scottish stations, and if the experiment is successful it is likely that Montrose would be added to the list.

Rail passengers in North-East Scotland can now recycle rubbish while on the move, thanks to ScotRail launching its biggest-ever trial of recycling bins at stations.

The colour-coded bins have been installed at Aberdeen, Elgin, Perth, and Stonehaven stations as part of the national pilot – funded by a £37,000 grant from Zero Waste Scotland, through its Recycle on the Go programme.

Customers can now put recyclable plastic bottles, paper and tin cans into separate bins on the stations’ platforms.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “We are confident that our customers will welcome this move to make it quicker and easier for them to recycle while on the move.

“The trial supports our ongoing commitment to creating a greener railway for Scotland.”

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: “Recycling is vital to Scotland’s economic and environmental future, and we must make it as easy as possible for people to recycle. This project is just one example of our commitment to make the most of Scotland’s valuable resources.”