Kincardine and Mearns food waste collection begins

The new refuse collection programme will begin in Kincardine and Mearns from next week.
The new refuse collection programme will begin in Kincardine and Mearns from next week.

As part of new arrangements for recycling and waste across Aberdeenshire, a new food waste recycling service starts in the Kincardine and Mearns area next week.

Food waste containers and an information booklet were delivered to homes this week.

The new service is being introduced as part of changes to the way recycling and waste are dealt with throughout the area.

Food waste is placed in a kitchen caddy that is used with free liners, making it clean and easy to use and store. It is then transferred to a green outdoor caddy for collection at the kerbside.

All cooked and uncooked food waste, including bones, will be collected weekly. Recycling and waste will be collected on alternate weeks.

Residents in nearly 18,500 households in the Stonehaven, Inverbervie, Laurencekirk and Portlethen areas will now have their food waste recycling collected.

Those receiving the new service should already have received letters advising of the start date.

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 being rolled out in the area, please see:

The changes are designed both to help 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 Kincardine and Mearns area is the last to receive the new service, which has been rolled out since September 2013. Information on recycling and waste in Aberdeenshire is available by calling Wasteline on 0845 600 3 900 or on the council’s website.