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Issued: 11 May 2004

Bringing Recycling Home

Angus residents are set to build on their reputation as the country's best recyclers with the introduction of a new scheme to reduce waste in the county.

The environmentally friendly scheme is launched in Arbroath this month, and will eventually be rolled out across Angus.

Visiting Arbroath householder Judith Sanderson to launch the kerbside recycling initiative, Joy Mowatt, Convener of Environmental and Leisure Services, said: "Angus citizens are already the best recyclers in Scotland, but we can all still do more to reuse our household waste.

"The introduction of kerbside recycling will make it easier for everyone as we are providing separate containers for different types of waste and then picking them up from the doorstep.

"We know from feedback from residents that bringing recycling closer to home is something that many people support, and I hope householders will use this new system to help us tackle the huge environmental problems caused by waste."

Under the scheme, householders will be provided with a green box for cans, glass, paper and plastic bottles.

In addition a green waste bin for compostable waste will be supplied, where appropriate, for garden waste and kitchen waste.

The green box will be collected from the kerbside each week and the green bin will be collected each fortnight.

As householders will be recycling most of their household waste using the green box and bin, there will be less need for the existing grey wheelie bins, which will be collected fortnightly.