18 September 2019

Feed the right bin this Recycle Week

Aberdeenshire Council is encouraging residents to put the right materials in the right bin this Recycle Week, which runs from Monday September 23 to Sunday September 29, 2019.

Over 70% of the waste produced in Aberdeenshire could be recycled using existing services. However, the current figure stands at around 43%. In addition to being good for the environment, recycling is also much cheaper than landfill.

Throughout the week-long campaign, the Council is helping residents to recycle more.

During Recycle Week, the Council's Community Waste Officers will be hosting information sessions at the following locations:

Residents can drop in and ask questions, learn about all forms of recycling, and find out what happens to their recycling once it’s been picked up.

New stickers are also being placed on the blue-lidded recycling bins throughout September. The new stickers specify what can be recycled at kerbside and give details for where more information can be found.

Crews will aim to cover all recycling bins by the end of the month, but stickers will also be available for residents at household recycling centres (HRCs).

More information about recycling can be found on the Council’s website, from checking your recycling bin day to an A-Z recycling guide and what happens to the materials afterwards.

Cllr Peter Argyle, Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, said: “Recycle Week is a great opportunity for householders to make a positive contribution to Aberdeenshire’s recycling efforts. We hope the information provided during the week will encourage residents to make a push towards increased recycling rates.”

This Recycle Week, the Council encourages residents to get involved and make a conscious effort to improve recycling habits. For a complete guide on the materials that can be recycled in Aberdeenshire, please see our A-Z guide: http://bit.ly/AshireAZ

For any queries or concerns about recycling, please get in touch with the Recycling and Waste Aberdeenshire Facebook page or email the Recycling and Waste team at waste@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.