16 June 2020

Van and trailer bookings to begin and Insch and Portsoy Household Recycling Centres to reopen

Van and trailer bookings are to be accepted at Aberdeenshire Council Household Recycling Centres from June 22.

Aberdeenshire Council is moving into the next phase of a return to ‘normal’ services at its Household Recycling Centres (HRCs).

From Monday (June 22), residents can book trips for vans and trailers provided they have made the appropriate booking specifically for such vehicles as they require more space than others. 

You can make your booking at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentrebookings 
For those who do not have access to a computer, telephone booking can be made by calling Aberdeenshire Council’s Wasteline on 03456 081207.

Meanwhile, from Tuesday (June 23) the HRCs at Insch and Portsoy will reopen to the public.

Access to these facilities will be by booking only and the system will start taking bookings for Insch and Portsoy at some stage tomorrow (Wednesday) – so please bear with us as we get the slots added.

The centres will be open as usual on Tuesdays and Saturdays and will accept their normal range of materials. Traffic management will be in place and residents should wait in their vehicles before being called forward. Please note that we cannot let in pedestrians at this stage.

Households are still permitted to make twice-weekly trips, with all waste materials including cardboard, glass, bulky items, wood and metal now being accepted.
However, while we understand many residents have a range of textiles to donate, we are currently unable to accept these materials as there is no market for them.

We would advise you to store these items at your home and watch for updates on the drop-off points reopening.

Our Reuse containers at selected Household Recycling Centres are closed at this time.
The rules on physical-distancing remain and only one adult should unload a vehicle unless two adults are needed for heavy items.

Staff are unable to assist with any unloading and there will be no pedestrian access and no children will be permitted outside vehicles. 
Aberdeenshire Council is also operating seasonal garden waste points at the following sites until October 31:

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

These sites are only to be used for grass clippings and small trimmings - larger trees and bushes should be taken to one of the Household Recycling Centres.

For more information on the Household Recycling Centres which are open and their operating times, visit https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/apps/news/release.aspx?newsID=5794