Falkirk Council has become the first local authority to sign up to Scotland’s new voluntary recycling charter.
The ‘Household Recycling Charter’ was developed by the Zero Waste Taskforce, a joint initiative between the Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).
It includes a new three-stream recycling system, which is expected to make it easier for householders to recycle.
Councillor Craig Martin, Leader of Falkirk Council said: “By using this more consistent approach, it will reduce costs and allow residents to have a clear understanding of how important it is to recycle correctly.”
The initiative is supported by the waste management sector, packaging and drink companies as well as retailers.
Last week a new survey revealed eight in 10 Scottish people “could do more to care for the environment”.