Ballater unveils Recycling on the Go initiative

A new community recycling initiative has been unveiled in Ballater.

Six new waste bins have been unveiled as part of the village’s ‘Recycling on the Go’ scheme.

Ballater Royal Deeside and Johnson Oils have generously donated £2,000 to purchase the equipment which can take drinks cans and plastic bottles on one side, litter and dog waste on the other. 

For glass, residents and visitors are encouraged to use the communal glass recycling points.

The ‘blue’ approach of the bins carefully echoes the council’s household recycling bins.

Aberdeenshire Council Waste Manager Ros Baxter explained: “Ballater is a popular village with visitors so it was the ideal location to create this ‘Recycling on the Go’ scheme. 

“We are encouraging people to make it a success to increase Ballater’s recycling and reduce the volume of waste going to landfill.”

Chair of the council’s Infrastructure Service Committee, Councillor Peter Argyle, said: “Whether a resident or a visitor to Ballater, everyone can do their bit to keep this beautiful community in pristine condition and recycle at the same time.    

“On behalf of the council and the wider community I would like to thank Ballater Royal Deeside and Johnson Oils for their support of this innovative scheme.”