Aberdeenshire Council seasonal garden waste points to open on Saturday, June 6

Aberdeenshire Council has released details of its seasonal garden waste points for the summer.

They will reopen on Saturday, June 6, with some new locations and opening times being introduced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Traffic management and physical-distancing measures will apply at all sites and visitors are being advised to stay in their vehicle until called forward. Staff will be unable to assist with any unloading or lifting.

These sites are only to be used for grass clippings and small trimmings - not for larger trees and bushes which take up too much space. Such items can be taken to one of our Household Recycling Centres in a few weeks when they will begin accepting the normal range of materials.

Visitors should not arrive before the opening times to enable council operatives to have traffic management measures in place.

The seasonal facilities at Mintlaw, Balmedie, Kintore and Newmachar have had to move location due to traffic management issues. These will return to their original locations once the initial surge is over and they are opened up for ‘normal’ activities.

The seasonal garden waste recycling points operate on Saturdays from June 6 to October 31 at:

Aboyne: Station Square car park, 8am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 3pm from June 6-27 and 12pm to 3pm from July 4 onwards
Alford: Transport Museum car park, 8am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 3pm
Ballater: Roads Depot, South Deeside Road, 8am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 3pm from June 6 to 27 and 8am to 11am from July 4 onwards
Balmedie: Leisure Centre car park, Eigie Road 1pm to 4pm
Blackburn: School car park, Fintray Road, 8am to 11am
Inverbervie: Beach Front Car Park, off Kirkburn, 12pm to 3pm
Kemnay: Birley Bush Council depot, 8am to 11am
Kintore: Midmill School car park, Carnie Road, 1pm to 4pm
Mintlaw: Aden Country Park, 8am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 3pm
Newmachar: The Axis Centre, School Road, 8am to 11am
Newtonhill: Bettridge Centre car park, 8am to 11.40am
Oldmeldrum: Academy bus car park, Colpy Road, 1pm to 4pm
St Cyrus: Ecclesgreig Road Car Park, 8am to 11am