Angus Council is facing a financial crisis. We forecast a budget gap of £51.9 million over the next three years.
This equates to savings of 19.3% of the council’s base budget. That’s the equivalent of completely stopping:
- all children, families and justice services
- PLUS all waste services
- PLUS all roads and transport services (£55m)
Deposit return scheme
The Deposit Return scheme (DRS) for Scotland will begin in August 2023. It will introduce a 20p deposit on drinks containers including plastic bottles (except milk), cans and glass bottles. Deposits are redeemed at a return point such as a supermarket.
Effect on bin collections
This will lead to a significant decrease in the amount of these materials going in household recycling bins.
It doesn’t make sense to empty bins that aren’t full.
So we’re looking at how we can make bin collections more efficient after the deposit return scheme starts.
We can save huge sums of money by changing the way we collect household waste and recycling. This includes recycling more as it’s cheaper to recycle.
By saving money through changes to kerbside recycling, we can reduce cuts to other services such as schools, social care and roads.
So we can understand what is important to Angus residents, we ran the kerbside recycling service survey from 14 November to 11 December 2022.
The survey is now closed.
Once we've finished analysing the data, we'll publish the results of the survey on this page.