The new money will assist local authorities with the costs arising from new regulations on the disposal of fridges, freezers and other domestic appliances containing ozone depleting Chloro Fluoro Carbons (CFCs).
'The Scottish Executive is committed to making Scotland cleaner, greener and safer. Ozone depleting substances within fridges and freezers pose significant threats to our environment. It is critical, therefore, that obsolete appliances are disposed of safely.
'Safe disposal of items containing CFCs is a global problem. The Scottish Executive is working in partnership to meet its obligations under European environmental regulations.
'The money we are announcing today is additional to£1.69m announced in March. With a commitment of almost£5m by the end of this year, the Scottish Executive is ensuring that local authorities are able to deliver services offering safe disposal.
'This additional money will go a long way to help Scotland meet its responsibilities and protect our environment.'
The funding allocated to local authorities is set out in the following table.
Argyll & Bute
Dumfries & Galloway
Perth & Kinross
Details of how the money will be given to local authorities is detailed in a written answer to question S1W32103 in the Scottish Parliament.