Seasonal recycling points

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Extra garden waste recycling points will open at various locations in Aberdeenshire this year.

North Kincardine councillor Ian Mollison welcomed the news He said: “I know this is a well-used service in Newtonhill and Portlethen with residents awaiting the opportunity to get rid of clippings and cuttings.

“The collected material from around Aberdeenshire is turned into good quality compost either at Keenan Recycling at New Deer, Charlie Gray’s at Fordyce or A & M Smith in Portlethen.”

The seasonal recycling points will operate on Saturdays from April 20 to November 9 at:

Ballater (Roads Depot, South Deeside Road) 8am to 11am

Aboyne (Station Square car park) 12pm to 3pm

Inverbervie (Beach Front car park, off Kirkburn) 12pm to 3pm

St Cyrus (Ecclesgreig Road car park) 8am to 11am

Newtonhill (Bettridge Centre car park) 8am to 12pm

Mintlaw (Council Depot, South Street) 8am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 3pm

Portlethen (ASDA car park) 8am to 3pm

For Portlethen residents, the garden waste recycling point will also operate on Wednesdays from 2pm to 6pm between April 24 and November 6.

Garden waste recycling facilities are also available throughout the year at Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Aberdeenshire. These can be found at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste or by calling Wasteline on 0845 600 3 900.