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An additional£3.3m to help Scotland's local authorities develop safe ways to dispose of more than 220,000 fridges ...
An additional£3.3m to help Scotland's local authorities develop safe ways to dispose of more than 220,000 fridges discarded in Scotland every year, was announced today.

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).

Making the announcement, environment and rural development minister Ross Finnie said:

'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.

Local Authority/Allocation

Aberdeen City






Argyll & Bute




Dumfries & Galloway


Dundee City


East Ayrshire


East Dunbartonshire


East Lothian


East Renfrewshire


Edinburgh City


Eilean Siar






Glasgow City










North Ayrshire


North Lanarkshire


Orkney Islands


Perth & Kinross




Scottish Borders


Shetland Islands


South Ayrshire


South Lanarkshire




West Dunbartonshire


West Lothian


Details of how the money will be given to local authorities is detailed in a written answer to question S1W32103 in the Scottish Parliament.

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