Issued: 22 August 2012
Recycling Changes Set To Begin
Householders in selected areas of Carnoustie and Arbroath, and the rural areas of Ballumbie, Wellbank, Kellas, Bucklershead, Newbigging and Monikie have received letters and information booklets ahead of changes to their kerbside recycling.
The trial involves 5000 households and first collections will begin during the week commencing 10 September for some households, and during the week beginning 17 September for the majority of households.
The trial is expected to last for between six and 12 months. It will make it easier for householders to recycle a wider range of items from home, as well as enabling the council to meet Scottish Government recycling targets and new waste legislation requirements. If successful, the changes will be rolled out across the rest of the county.
Residents will be asked to use their grey bin - currently used for general waste - for collection of glass, plastic bottles, plastic containers, cans, paper and cardboard. A smaller purple bin for general waste and a brown food waste bin will be supplied, as well as a small kitchen caddy, also for food waste. The green bin collection for garden waste will remain unchanged.
Drop-in information events will be at the following venues in August and October:
Portcullis, 4 Conon Terrace, Arbroath
Monday 27 August, 2 7pm & Monday 22 October, 2 - 7pm
Highland Reserve Forces and Cadets Hall, Charles Avenue, Arbroath
Tuesday 28 August, 2 7pm & Tuesday 23 October, 1 6pm
Carnoustie Leisure Centre, Links Parade, Carnoustie (in the Training Studio)
Wednesday 29 August, 2 7pm & Wednesday 24 October, 2 7pm
Monikie Memorial Hall, Monikie
Thursday 30 August, 1 6pm & Thursday 25 October, 1 6pm
Wellbank Village Hall, Wellbank
Friday 31 August, 2 7pm & Friday 26 October, 2 7pm
For further information, contact the councils ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778 or visit www.angus.gov.uk/recycling