£132k funding boost for Midlothian's food waste recycling service

Householders in some rural areas in Midlothian will be offered a food waste recycling service within the next 18 months or so thanks to Scottish Government funding of £132,085 announced today.

Recycling improvements

The money, for recycling improvements, will be used to buy an additional food waste vehicle.

New vehicle and caddies 

This will allow us to offer food waste collections to some villages that are currently excluded from this service because of their rural location. Food waste collection caddies will also be funded.

Additional properties to receive collections

No final decision on routes has been taken as yet, but the service is likely to cover an additional 1800 or so properties in areas such as Carrington, Crichton, Dewarton, Edgehead, Fala, Ford, Howgate, Millerhill, Newlandrigg, Silverburn, Temple and Whitehill.

Operational in around 18 months 

It will take some time to process the funding, order and receive the vehicle and train up our drivers, so we expect this new service to be operational in around eighteen months.  We’ll issue more information as soon as we have it.

Towards a circular economy

This funding was announced today by Circular Economy Minister Lorna Slater as part of the Scottish Government’s £70 million Recycling Improvement Fund


17 Nov 2021