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Blythswood Lose £75,000 Grant Funding From Highland Council For Waste Management

14th February 2019

The main activities that the social enterprise groups currently carry out directly for Highland Council waste management are the servicing of re-use containers on our household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). These currently divert around 150 tonnes from 11 HWRCs.

The organisations receive donations from the public into their shops and warehouses and also carry out free collections of furniture and other household items directly from residents' homes. The collection service has contracted due to pressures on the budget so some areas previously receiving a collection from a social enterprise group will no longer get this service.

This service is essentially in competition with the Council bulky uplift service, albeit only focused on particular quality items and specific areas. The tonnage diverted has been dropping from 2940t in 2015-16 to 2370t in 2017-18.

To see the full range of cuts and changes in the budget go to -

https://www.highland.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/4084/highland_council

 

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