Changes are ahead for Fife’s recycling centres and Fifers are being warned not to get caught out while clearing out.

As of 2nd April there will be new opening times for most of Fife’s recycling centres and most will now be closed two days a week.

 The new arrangements, agreed by councillors at the Environment, Protective Services and Community Safety Committee in January,  have been put in place to reduce costs and create a more effcient service at the 11 Household Waste Recycling Centres.

 The changes will see nine of Fife’s Recycling Centres closing for up to two days per week and during lunchtimes. Lunchtimes and closing days have been co-ordinated to make sure that where one centre is closed the next nearest l centre will be open.

Committee convener Cllr Ross Vettraino said: “Fifers have shown that they are keen recyclers and recycling rates in Fife have always been higher than the national average.

 “Reduced budgets mean difficult decisions have to be made and more has to be done with less.  Kerbside recycling has meant that recycling centres are not as busy as they used to be, particularly during the week, so it makes sense to reduce the opening hours. 

“Co-ordinating the opening times by geographical area means that the next nearest centre will always be open when the local centre is closed.    If the next nearest centre is too far away, however, then the simple things to do is to wait until the next day or until the weekend. 

The two Recycling Centres located at the landfill sites in Dunfermline and Ladybank will not be affected by these changes. These two Centres will be open 7 days a week and will remain open over the lunchtime period.

St Andrews, Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy will close for lunch between 12:45 – 13:30 whilst all other sites will close between 12:00 and 12:45. The days that the sites are closed are outlined below











Site

Days closed

 

Glenrothes

Wednesday

 

Methil

Thursday

 

Kirkcaldy

Tuesday

 

Dalgety Bay

Wednesday

Friday

Cowdenbeath

Monday

Thursday

Lochgelly

Tuesday

Friday

St Andrews

Tuesday

Friday

Pittenweem

Monday

Wednesday

Cupar

Monday

Thursday

 


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