Modernisation of our Recycling Centre Services

Published on Wednesday 30 January 2019

Important changes are being made to our recycling centre services.

Changes are aimed at achieving necessary savings through increased recycling and more efficient use of our people, equipment and recycling centres.

From Monday 4 February, ALL of our seven recycling centres will be geared towards accepting as wide a range of recyclables as possible.

Four recycling centres – Brechin, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir and Monifieth will only accept recyclable items. Only the bigger centres at Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose will continue to accept non-recyclable waste.

From Monday 4 February, trailers WILL have access to any of the seven Angus recycling centres. This will be possible due to extended opening hours and an expected reduction in traffic volume at sites that only accept recyclable waste.

Please be aware that from 1 April 2019 you will need a permit if you do take your household waste to a recycling centre by van or trailer.

You will be able to register online via our household waste and recycling page from early March. Only vans or trailers with a valid permit will be allowed to use recycling centres from 1 April. Requirements and guidance for commercial waste disposal are unchanged.

Forfar Recycling Centre in Queenswell Road reopens on Monday (4 Feb) following its redevelopment. The project has increased the size of the centre to facilitate additional skips and containers. This will allow for skips to be serviced without the need for temporary closures of the site which will in turn reduce delay and inconvenience for the public. Free compost will also be available at the site soon after the re-opening date.

Communities Vice Convener, Cllr Tommy Stewart said: “People in Angus set a good example for others when it comes to recycling, but I think we can all admit we could do even more. It’s not overstating matters to say that we must for very good reasons. We must recycle smarter for our environment; recycle more to retain all seven of the recycling centres in Angus, as people have asked us to do; and modernise our waste and recycling services and use them to the maximum to deliver required savings.

“We believe that our kerbside recycling service and our recycling centres deliver a waste management service that works for all our residents and for our environment. Minimising general waste and maximising recycling is cost effective, environmentally friendly and the right thing to do.”

Communities Convener, Cllr Mark Salmond added: “Recycling starts at the kerbside, and it is vital people get the Right Stuff in the Right Bin at home. It is also important that they do the same when it comes to their local recycling centre. By doing this I am sure that we can recycle even more - we aim to increase our recycling rate at recycling centres from 51% to 60%, which will help us to retain services.”

You will find full details on Angus recycling centres including opening times on our website, as well as handy information on waste and recycling and bin collection days among other details on bins and recycling.