No rubbish funding boost for Moray Waste Watchers

THE MORAY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE behind efforts to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill sites is celebrating a near £10,000 funding boost.

Forres-based Moray Waste Watchers have learned that they will receive the cash from the Big Lottery Fund.

Regional MSP Douglas Ross congratulated the enterprise which is based closed to his Forres office: “Moray Waste Busters have done a great deal over the years to promote new ideas and to improve the public awareness of the need to minimise the amount of waste going to landfill.

“The staff and volunteers based at the Waterford Recycling Centre do more than just reuse or sell the items they receive and I am told that this funding award will go towards developing new business activities and help them to improve their service for the future.

“To recognise the fantastic work done by all the staff and volunteers I submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, which I hope will highlight the work being done and encourage others to think more carefully when disposing of unwanted items. As they say at Moray Waste Busters – one person’s waste is another person’s treasure!”

Other Moray-based groups receiving funds in the recent grants round includes Transition Town Forres (£10,000), Moray Scouting Access to Water Activities (£9764) and the Elgin and District Bowling Club (£10,000).