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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
All set for kerbside recycling

KERBSIDE recycling will finally kick off in the region next month - but only in Wigtownshire.

Households in the rest of Dumfries and Galloway will have to wait until next summer before it is rolled out across the area.
From November, residents in Wigtownshire will have three wheeled bins or sacks for their recyclables, including tin, paper and plastic.
However, glass will be collected at local recycling points and not at kerbside.
Different bins will be emptied each week.
A council spokesman said: “For those who live elsewhere in the region, this will become the norm for them too, as the rollout comes to the rest of Dumfries and Galloway in summer 2021.
“Wigtownshire was chosen as the first area to rollout as residents have had their recycling collected from the kerbside for the past few years, albeit using boxes rather than bins.”
Cllr Andy Ferguson added: “This new and improved system is the first major step to creating consistency across the region and will see us move in line with the rest of the country in terms of how we collect household waste.
“It’s a big step forward for our council and I for one am looking forward to playing my part in helping reduce and recycle my household waste.”

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