Challenging recycling rise

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Since three weekly bin collections started the charitable company running recycling has seen a huge increase.

Kintyre Recycling Limited’s (KRL) business manager Amanda Card said: ‘We have dealt with a 59% rise in the recycling which is good news but has been extremely challenging.

‘I am proud of my 26 member workforce 16 of whom whom have some form of barrier to work.

‘They collect, sort and process recyclates, in a run-down building, in all weather.

Every year KRL adds £350,000 to the economy, diverts 750 tonnes of recyclates from landfill and plans a £1.9 million recycling centre at Bengullion Road.

It is hard for some householders to store bags and KRL runs an assisted lift scheme, by phone request, for people with disabilities.

Bags can be lifted from a designated spot and replacement bags put through a letter box.

Ms Card added: ‘In windy conditions the bags of recycling can be blown about and it is hard for the workers to know from which house they came.

‘Unfortunately replacement bags are often picked up by others.’

Replacement bags are available in the Longrow furniture shop or by calling 01586 553858.