Right Stuff Right Bin – Recycling at your Doorstep

Published on Friday 20 April 2018

We want to help the people of Angus get the Right Stuff in the Right Bin.

You may have seen stickers appearing on your household bins in recent weeks, which give a little extra guidance about what goes where when it comes to recycling at home. We also sent out flyers to all Angus addresses with the same important advice. We hope you find this information helpful and it helps you to get the Right Stuff in the Right Bin.

Right Stuff Right Bin recycling

The aim is to increase recycling at your doorstep and cut down on bin contamination, which costs Angus hundreds of thousands of pounds every year.

Angus people have done a terrific job of recycling household waste in their grey bins since we introduced the scheme in 2014. There is no doubt that when it comes to recycling on your doorstep, Angus residents are among the best in Scotland. But together we can do more.

It makes sense to do more if we can as the wrong stuff in the wrong bin can be expensive.

Putting recyclables in purple general waste bins can (depending on market price fluctuations) cost Angus as much as £1-million per year. Grey bins contamination also costs thousands of pounds every year. Getting the Right Stuff in the Right Bin saves money and helps to protect council services.

Almost 20% of what went into purple general waste bins could have been recycled in grey bins, while 30% could have gone into the food waste caddy.

Getting the Right Stuff in the Right Bin saves money.

Recyclables in purple bin cost thousands

We hope our information can help you to recycle more at the kerbside and cut out the items that end up in the wrong bin. We’ve highlighted examples of what goes where on the bin stickers and you can find lots of information on our website about What Goes In Your Bin