Issued: 12 September 2012
Recycling Trial: First Collections Begin
Householders in selected areas of Carnoustie and Arbroath, and nearby rural areas will next week see the first collections under the kerbside recycling trial.
The trial involves around 5000 households and first collections for the majority of homes will begin during the week commencing 17 September, although there are a small number of collections this week.
New bins have been delivered over the last two weeks to households participating in the trial. A smaller purple bin for general waste and a brown food waste bin have been supplied, as well as a small kitchen caddy, also for food waste. Residents are being asked to use their grey bin - currently used for general waste - for collection of glass, plastic bottles, plastic containers, cans, paper and cardboard. The green bin collection for garden waste will remain unchanged for existing users, and this service is being newly introduced in Ballumbie and nearby rural areas. The number of bins has been kept to a minimum and compares favourably with those in other local authority areas.
Angus Council Convener of Neighbourhood Services, Councillor Donald Morrison said: “I encourage everyone in the trial areas to participate fully in the scheme to help make it a success by increasing Angus’ future recycling rates.
”Residents should find it will be easier to recycle more items from home as well as assisting the council to meet its recycling targets. The cost of sending waste to landfill sites is increasing every year, therefore, by recycling you are helping to save money on disposal costs, as well as helping the environment”
He added: “The trial will run for six to 12 months and if it is successful, we plan to roll it out throughout Angus. If any householder in the trial requires further information or assistance, they should contact the council’s ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778, or visit www.angus.gov.uk/recycling.