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 was scheduled to launch in August 2023, introducing a 20p deposit on drinks containers including plastic bottles (except milk), cans and glass bottles.
The scheme is now likely to launch October 2025 at the earliest.
Effect on bin collections
A DRS will lead to a significant decrease in the amount of these materials going in household recycling bins.
We’re looking at how we can make bin collections more efficient both before and 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.