Fourth recycling bin set to arrive in Levenmouth

A fourth recycling bin will be rolled out in Levenmouth
A fourth recycling bin will be rolled out in Levenmouth

A FOURTH recycling bin will hit Levenmouth streets later in the year, it has been confirmed.

The new green bin will be specifically for cans and plastics and will be collected once a month by Fife Council from September.

The green bin has already been introduced in areas of Glenrothes, where market research has revealed 93 per cent of householders were “very satisfied” with the service.

Speaking at Wednesday’s meeting of Levenmouth area councillors at Carberry House, Leven, Councillor Tom Adams said: “I was on the working group that set this up.

“Everybody is really pleased with the feedback we’ve had from Markinch - it’s been very positive.”

It’s hoped the rollout of the scheme across Fife could see the region’s overall recycling rate reach 56 per cent and save the council up to £1.6m in landfill tax penalties.

Chris Ewing, the council’s environmental sustainability manager, told the meeting that the number of bins now provided to each household had not proved a significant issue to residents.

He added that feedback had in general been positive, with Fifers having been keen to have the cans and plastics container for “some time”.

Councillor David Alexander said: “There are over 25,000 householders already on this new four bin service and the results are very encouraging.

“The Glenrothes area is recycling over 64 per cent of its waste - the highest recycling rate in Scotland and definitely up there with the best in Europe.”