New food recycling services start

Food Waste Re-cycling Caddy
Food Waste Re-cycling Caddy

A new food waste recycling service begins across the North-east next week.

Food waste containers with an information booklet are being sent to households in Garioch and the surrounding area ahead of the service which starts on the week beginning September 22.

Food waste can be put in an issued kitchen caddy which is used with free liners before being transferred into a free outdoor caddy for collection.

The food waste will be collected every week while recycling and waste will be collected on alternate weeks.

Over 25,000 households in areas covering Inverurie, Kemnay, Kintore, Newmachar, Oldmeldrum and Westhill will see their food waste recycling collected next week.

Letters advising the start date should have been received by those who will be using the new service.

An information booklet will be delivered with the food waste caddies giving details of how to use the new containers and what can go in them.

For more information on the improvements to recycling and waste services visit the following site:

The changes have been made with the aim of helping the council meet the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste targets by increasing the range of materials collected at the kerbside and making it easy for householders to use, raising the recycling rate.

The new services will be rolled out across other areas in two further stages, finishing in south Aberdeenshire in March 2015.

More information on recycling and waste in Aberdeenshire is available by calling Wasteline on 0845 6003900 or by visiting the council’s website: