Recycling on rise in Midlothian

In MIDLOTHIAN, 46.3 per cent tonnes per household were recycled or composted in the last year – an increase of 43.6 per cent over the last 10 years.

Figures revealed in a recent Parliamentary Question show that the rate of household recycling across Scotland has risen by 38 per cent since the SNP first entered government in 2007.

In 2006/07, an average of 29.2 per cent of every tonne of household waste in Scotland was recycled. By 2010/11, that figure had leapt to 40.3 per cent.

Midlothian MSP Colin Beattie (SNP) said: “These figures make clear the significant progress that has been made in encouraging households to increase recycling. It is truly remarkable how quickly recycling has become part of a daily routine.

“These statistics show that we have come a significant way, but of course, there is still more progress to be made if we are to meet our ambitious recycling targets.”