Angus recycling centres in Scotland at risk of being axed

Angus, a region in Scotland with a population of around 108,000, is facing cuts in the number of recycling centres in the area. With five of their recycling sites in danger of being closed down, angry residents have voiced their concerns about a sharp increase in fly-tipping in the area and are staging a series of spontaneous protests to make their voices heard.

The local council are saying they need to slash their recycling budget by a quarter of a million pounds and as a result are proposing to close Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Monifieth recycling centres.

Residents are angry about a lack of dialogue with them regarding the planned cuts although they acknowledge the council's need to cut their budget.

The council say they plan to upgrade sites in Arbroath and Montrose, and create a new site to cater for the residents of Forfar and Kirriemuir.

Stewart Ball, a Senior Service Manager at Angus Council is quoted as saying that the council can no longer provide facilities in each town due to the current financial climate and that the overall number of facilities has to be reduced. He stressed that the 3 remaining centres will be improved and developed.

If you'd like to know more about the campaign by local residents and would like updates on their progress, visit their Save Angus Recycling Centres Facebook page

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