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.
Have your say
So we can understand what is important to Angus residents, we're asking them to have their say with the kerbside recycling service survey.
The survey is open from Monday 14 November until Sunday 11 December.
It's open to Angus residents aged 16 or over (we’ll engage with younger residents separately).
It takes around five minutes to complete and does not ask for personal data.
Help with completing the online survey is available at libraries.
Libraries also have paper copies of the survey for anyone who needs them.
Should you require the survey in an alternative format or different language please contact us.