Local small traders across the Falkirk area will benefit from a reduction in charges for recycling.

Recycling tipping permits have had their price reduced from £75 to £40 and allow small businesses that are run from home or from an owner’s vehicle recycle larger quantities of certain materials. Vehicles can have a maximum gross weight of 3.5 tonnes.

Permits can be bought at One Stop Shops and Advice Hubs and anyone using the service will have to produce a waste carrier’s license issued by SEPA.

Councillor Paul Garner, spokesperson for the Environment said: “The reduction in the cost of the recycling permit for small traders will encourage them to use the sites more often and increase the amount of material recycled.

“We’re keen to support small businesses locally and we hope that this price reduction will help.”

Falkirk Council operates two Recycling Centres at Roughmute and Kinneil, seven days a week from 8am to 8pm (last entry at 7.45pm) from April to September with reduced hours at other times.

More information is available from our recycling pages