In that time a huge amount has already been achieved, with projects being approved the length and breadth of the country, bringing new infrastructure and services to a variety of communities, from city centres to our rural areas.
To date, 30 projects spread across 21 council areas have received funding from RIF. This is expected to lead to approximately 50,000 tonnes of additional material being recycled annually - equivalent to the weight of five Eiffel Towers – and has the same carbon impact as taking around 30,000 cars off the road for a year.
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow City Council has received the largest award to date from the Recycling Improvement Fund award: more than £21 million for a new MRF, set to open in 2026, and a new twin-stream kerbside service.
South Ayrshire Council
South Ayrshire Council reports it is now recycling one third of all its litter dropped in community parks thanks to new recycle-on-the-go bins funded by the Scottish Government's Recycling Improvement Fund.