Fife is on course to meet a Government target for recycling the region recycled 56% of its waste last year and it is anticipated even less rubbish will be sent to landfill this year.
The council voiced its confidence in meeting the Scottish Government’s expectation of 60% of waste being recycling by 2020.
While other councils are struggling to keep enough rubbish out of landfill to avoid stiff fines, Fife hopes to achieve the 2025 target of 70%.
Climate change and zero waste service manager Ross Spalding said: “At Fife Council we’ve worked hard to improve our recycling collection services in recent years.
“In 2013 we recycled 56% of all waste collected, making Fife one of only nine local authorities to meet the Scottish Government’s 2013 target.
“By the time we finish rolling out our four-bin collection service this autumn, we expect that number to climb to near 60%, so with the support of the people of Fife we’re on track to meet the 2020 target.
“The Government’s targets are challenging, but achievable.
“We’ll continue to improve our recycling services over the coming years to give us the best chance of meeting the 2025 target.”