Refining recycling at Blair Drummond

3 September 2018

A popular Stirling visitor attraction aims to further reduce waste to landfill with new recycling system from Brightwaste

Blair Drummond Safari Park has appointed recycling firm Brightwaste to collect and dispose of the waste collected at the Safari Park.  It is hoped that new measures introduced by the Alloa-based company to minimise contamination will further increase the amount successfully recycled at the Safari Park.

Julie Watchman Contract Manager at Brightwaste tells us more:

“Blair Drummond Safari Park already has an excellent recycling infrastructure in place and systems in place to segregate operational waste.

There are recycling bins throughout the Safari Park and a strong conservation message which encourages visitors to recycle their litter.  

The Safari Park currently recycles over 15 tonnes of waste per year and we’re hoping to further improve this by introducing a feedback system to reduce waste contamination.”

Contamination happens when waste is not segregated properly.  If items are put into the wrong bins then it can potentially result in the entire load being sent to landfill.   This is a common occurrence in most recycling systems and one example which frequently occurs is when plastic tubs or bottles are put into recycling bins whilst still containing food.  

Brightwaste will provide feedback on the unwanted items in every load collected from the Safari Park which will help staff to ensure that the volume successfully recycled is optimised. 

Safari Park Manager Gary Gilmour explains: 

“Conservation is very important to us at the Safari Park and taking responsibility for the waste we produce is just one of the ways that we can help look after the natural environment.

We are delighted that Brightwaste will be able to help us refine our waste management and tackle the issue of contamination.”