Straight wins contract to provide recycling bins to Dumfries and Galloway Council

Environmental products group Straight has been awarded a 1.07m pound contract with Scotland's Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Environmental products group Straight has been awarded a 1.07m pound contract with Scotland's Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Straight will supply bins for the council's maiden kerbside recycling initiative.

A 7.0 litre kitchen caddy and 23 litre kerbside caddy will be used for food waste collection.

The group will also supply a 55 litre Ergo kerbside box for mixed glass, metals and plastics along with a 44 litre Ergo kerbside box for paper and card recycling.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to support the council on its first ever kerbside recycling initiative," Jonathan Straight, Chief Executive of Straight, said.

"The contract win is testament to our recycling expertise and hardwearing products that have been tested across UK Local Authorities over many years. We very much look forward to working with the council."

Greig Blayney, Service Manager Environment at Dumfries and Galloway Council, said the products would replace old wheeled bins to help separate recyclable goods.

"Our contract with Straight will play a pivotal role in supporting our maiden kerbside recycling initiative," he said.

"Previously, all residual waste has been collected using wheeled bins, but with our new service encompassing three separate products, we are confident the process will be smooth and successful."

Shares increased by 1.79% to 28.50p at 10:19 Monday.

RD

Recommended

The MoneyWeek Podcast: picking stocks is fun, but you need to do your homework
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: picking stocks is fun, but you need to do your homework

John Stepek talks to Steve Clapham, investor, analyst and author of The Smart Money Method, about the dangers in picking individual stocks and why you…
8 Apr 2021
BP looks set to return more money to shareholders as it beats expectations
Energy stocks

BP looks set to return more money to shareholders as it beats expectations

Oil major BP is to embark on a share buyback programme after significantly reducing its debts. Saloni Sardana looks at what it means for your portfoli…
6 Apr 2021
Deliveroo has hit the market – but it’s not getting the warmest welcome
UK stockmarkets

Deliveroo has hit the market – but it’s not getting the warmest welcome

Food delivery company Deliveroo made its debut on the stockmarket this morning. But with the share price sliding by 30% straight away, it’s not made t…
31 Mar 2021
Three stocks to buy now that will come back stronger after Covid-19
Share tips

Three stocks to buy now that will come back stronger after Covid-19

Professional investor Ed Wielechowski of Odyssean Capital, chooses three compelling stocks that should thrive in a post-pandemic world.
29 Mar 2021

Most Popular

The bitcoin bubble will burst: here’s how to play it
Bitcoin

The bitcoin bubble will burst: here’s how to play it

The cryptocurrency’s price has soared far beyond its fundamentals, says Matthew Partridge. Here, he looks at how to short bitcoin.
12 Apr 2021
Four investment trusts for income investors to buy now
Investment trusts

Four investment trusts for income investors to buy now

Some high-yielding listed lending funds have come through the crisis with flying colours. David Stevenson picks four of the best.
12 Apr 2021
Central banks are rushing to build digital currencies. What are they, and what do they mean for you?
Bitcoin

Central banks are rushing to build digital currencies. What are they, and what do they mean for you?

As bitcoin continues to soar in value, many of the world’s central banks are looking to emulate it by issuing their own digital currencies. But centra…
8 Apr 2021