With the announcement that the council will be closing several recycling centres around Angus, Liberal Democrat council candidate Ben Lawrie has raised concerns surrounding the proposed closure of the Monifieth Recycling Centre.
“There are several reasons why I believe that closing this centre is a bad idea. Our environment is of the utmost importance yet we’re failing to incentivise people to recycle by making them travel longer distances to use recycling facilities. Not only will longer journeys to these facilities impact our carbon footprint, people will also be less likely to make the effort at all, instead opting to fly-tip at the council’s expense.”
“The closure of the recycling centre, paired with the new garden waste collection charges are a double whammy of bad news for the residents of Monifieth as well as the local environment and I hope that the Council will soon see sense.”
Changes to recycling facilities in Angus are projected to save £246,500 – falling short of planned savings.