Rubbish Service Comes Back In-House

After an intense period of negotiations, Dumfries and Galloway Council has reached an agreement with Shanks Dumfries and Galloway Ltd and Renewi UK Services Ltd which has resulted in the early termination of the Waste PFI contract. The result of this is that this Council will now work to bring these waste services back in-house within the next two months.

We would like to assure members of the public that this will not affect the operation of the household waste recycling centres and kerbside collections will carry on as normal.

Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Archie Dryburgh said: “This opportunity to bring waste management services back in-house will help the Council to better plan and control the delivery of these services as well as increasing the opportunity for recycling which many members of the public want to see.”