Hilton Boy Wins Recycling Competition

Ryan Munro from the Hilton area of Inverness received a visit this week from The Highland Council’s recycling mascot, Compost the Cow and the Chairman of TEC Services, Councillor John Laing.

A delighted Ryan, aged 5, was presented with a special prize at Hilton Primary School for being one of the winners of a wordsearch competition in the summer edition of the Council’s Kerb Recycling Newsletter.

Before helping Compost the Cow present the prize of a rucksack made of recycled material and an organic T-shirt, Councillor John Laing congratulated Ryan.  He said:  “It is very encouraging to see young people take an interest in their environment. Our Waste Management Team are currently co-ordinating a kerbside recycling monitoring and door to door canvassing campaign to increase the amount of recycling being carried out across the Highlands.  This will help us to meet one of our key aims of increasing the amount of waste recycled in the Highlands to 40% by 2010.  

“Kerbside collections offer an easy and convenient way of recycling paper, cans and garden waste from your doorstep which means cutting down the amount of waste which ends up going into landfill sites.”

Full details of how to recycle household waste is available from the Council’s website or by telephoning the Waste Management Team on 01349  868439.


28 Sep 2007