Having worked with local authorities across Central Scotland for many years, ACE has recently taken on its most ambitious contract yet: to provide a glass recycling service to over 100,000 households in North Lanarkshire.
Kerbside collections of a new glass recycling service started on Monday 2 November and run on a four-weekly cycle. Residents received new blue bins with green lids to households across the authority, along with an information booklet and a sticker which sets out the collection dates.
“Recycling glass has benefits for everyone by helping the council meet our recycling targets, creating and sustaining jobs, and diverting more waste from landfill which saves money and protects the environment,” explains Councillor Helen McKenna, Convener of the Environmental Services Committee.
“By collecting directly from households, the council is making it as easy as possible for residents to recycle glass. I hope everyone will use the service and help us recycle more of our household waste.”
The contract with North Lanarkshire, worth around £576,000, is the latest development in the growing expansion of ACE services throughout the country. The registered charity has been at the forefront recycling and resource management for more than 30 years.
ACE has been instrumental in rolling out a number of successful kerbside collection systems in several local authority areas in addition to operating community bottle banks, bulky uplifts and trade waste collections.