Aberdeenshire Council introduces chip and pin arrangements for business waste drop-offs

A new ‘chip and pin’ drop-off service for businesses at three North-east waste transfer stations is being launched by Aberdeenshire Council.

The recently-introduced booking system to aid physical distancing and traffic management in and around recycling centres, allows households to book a slot to visit such facilities.

However, business waste is currently not accepted at any of our household recycling centres.

From July 14, businesses will be able to use the council's waste transfer stations at Banchory, Ellon and Macduff to drop-off their waste where it will be weighed and costed accordingly.

The materials accepted include cardboard, garden waste, rubble, soil, wood, plasterboard and non-recyclable waste.

No pre-booking will be needed and business waste can be dropped off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7.30am to 10.30am.

In addition, firms will have the option of using private waste management companies for the disposal and recycling of their waste.

Ros Baxter, Waste Manager at Aberdeenshire Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide this additional service to businesses ahead of time, as business waste has not been accepted at any of the recycling centres since the booking system was put in place to enable physical distancing.

“We will initially accept cardboard, garden waste, rubble, soil, wood, plasterboard and non-recyclable waste on three mornings a week, but we will keep an eye on the new service and revise it if required to better meet the needs of businesses.

“We are keen to continue our efforts to increase recycling by providing more recycling facilities for businesses.”

More information on the service is available online at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/businesswastedropoff