Highland Council to seek food waste collection funding

Highland Council looks set to apply for £500,000 of funding to help it cover the cost of food waste collections in Inverness.

The local authority will be required by law to have the collections for households and businesses in place before 1 January 2016.

About 28,000 households in Inverness, Culloden, Smithton, Balloch and Milton of Leys will be involved.

They will be given a small bin to collect waste food.

Highland councillors will be asked Thursday to approve an application to the Scottish government's Zero Waste Scotland fund to help it roll out the new collection.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Highlands & Islands

Weather

Inverness

18 °C 11 °C

Features

  • Alana Saarinen at pianoMum, Dad and Mum

    The girl with three biological parents


  • Polish and British flags alongside British roadsideWar debt

    Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?


  • Islamic State fighters parade in Raqqa, Syria (30 June 2014)Who backs IS?

    Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force


  • Bride and groom-to-be photographed underwaterWetted bliss

    Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath


  • A ship is dismantled for scrap in the port city of Chittagong, BangladeshDangerous work

    Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.