Recycling drive in town

THE BENEFITS of recycling will be highlighted as part of a national campaign which will visit Montrose on Wednesday.

Supported by Angus Council, a series of roadshows is being held across the county this week to support the Scottish Government’s drive to increase recycling rates.

Experts from the council and government campaign team members will be present to share recycling knowledge and answer questions.

The Montrose road show will be held at Tesco, on Western Road, between 11am and 5pm on Wednesday and the events mark the start of a two-month campaign to encourage the public to recycle more recyclable items more often. Scottish households already help save councils more than £20 million each year in landfill costs by putting recyclable items in their kerbside recycling collections, rather than in their bins.

Council environment spokesman Councillor Jim Millar said: “Angus residents have a great record when it comes to recycling, but to meet challenging recycling targets we need to encourage people to recycle more.”