Dunfermline Business Offered Tools to Turn Town Green (29/07/13)

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29th July 2013

DUNFERMLINE BUSINESS OFFERED TOOLS TO TURN TOWN GREEN.

Local restaurant, Grill 48 is amongst a number of Dunfermline based businesses which are set to receive new recycling bins this week in an

effort by BIDs company, Dunfermline Delivers, to help increase recycling in the town.

The Going Green scheme will be open to all members and is a partnership between Binnwaste Management, Secure Shred Scotland and

Junk Ants which offers members a competitive recycling package for their business.

Helping to kick-start the scheme, BID members are being offered free bins for paper and food recycling, as well as information and support

to help increase recycling and cut waste costs.

The Scottish Government have recently increased landfill tax rates as part of their Zero Waste Plan, meaning that traditional waste

collection costs will inevitably rise in the months to come. New legislation being enforced in January 2014 will also enforce separate

waste collection for most Scottish businesses. The Going Green scheme offers advice and support in following new recycling regulations.

Eastport based business, Grill 48 have been participants of the scheme since it was introduced to the town in January 2013 and have

already witnessed steady results.

Joint owner Bill Williamson commented: “The recycling scheme has helped improve our environmental record and has proven to be very cost

effective. We chose to get involved because environment protection is important to us and we have always aimed to recycle as much as

possible. We receive a certificate detailing our monthly recycling and display it in the restaurant so customers can see our achievements.”

The Going Green scheme is set up to cater for individual needs of members dependent on their usage and business purpose. Aileen Todd,

the owner of local beauty parlor, Eyecatchers, commented: “We have a lot of paper waste because of the treatments we carry out and it’s

good for our customers to know that this is being recycled. I think the scheme is marvelous and one of the best things I’ve done.”

For further press information contact Caitlin Allan or Jennifer Ward at O’Leary PR on 01383 432608

Photo caption: Dunfermline Delivers Chief Executive, Maggie Mitchell

(furthest right) hands over new “Going Green” recycling materials to Grill 48 joint business owner Linn Williamson.