Letters extra: Recycling saves council £26K

Peter Lang operating the can sorter at Kintyre Recycling in 2016.

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I was shocked to read that Kintyre Recycling is facing closure, your main story last week.

However, I feel your headline: Baled plastics price drop threatens 26 recycling jobs  may not have captured the real issue.

Ms Card stated that recycling has gone up 59 per cent, meaning an additional 150 tonnes annually are diverted from landfill.

As Argyll and Bute Council pay a landfill tax of £88.95 per tonne, that means that Kintyre Recycling has delivered a saving of £26,685 in two years.

To receive no extra payment for an increase in workload that produces a Council saving is the issue.

Something stinks, and it is not the recycling

Christine Jardine,