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Waste sites to stay open

WASTE recycling centres in Dumfries and Galloway will remain open following “positive discussions”.

Earlier this year waste recycling firm Renewi announced their intention to end a loss-making Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract with Dumfries and Galloway Council, claiming they were unable to meet legal changes on new landfill diversion and recycling requirements. Last month the firm said it would stop taking rubbish at 11 sites in Dumfries and Galloway in a bid to bring the local authority to the negotiating table.

But it was this week announced that the threat to provision had been lifted and all waste facilities in Dumfries and Galloway will continue operating as normal.

A Dumfries and Galloway Council spokeswoman said: “Following positive discussions between all parties it has been confirmed that all waste facilities throughout Dumfries and Galloway will continue to operate as normal. “In particular, household waste recycling centres will be open as usual and household waste collection services throughout Dumfries and Galloway will be running as normal.”

A spokesman for Renewi said: “We are encouraged by the progress being made with Dumfries and Galloway Council and other parties regarding the D and G waste PFI contract. “Whilst meaningful discussions continue, recycling and waste management services will continue as normal.”


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