The new recycling centre at Badentoy in Portlethen will open from Thursday December 8, it was confirmed this week.
The site will open to the public at the following times: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday - 9am to 4.30pm; Friday – 9am to 4pm. It will be staffed by three full-time attendants, one being a meet-and-greet person at the gate to direct people to the appropriate area tor dispose of their items. They will also be able to control and manage any trade waste presented at the site. This approach will be trialled for one year after which it will be reviewed. The council hopes that by having three full-time, well-trained attendants on hand to give advice and assistance it will improve recycling rates. Currently there is a temporary collection service of general and green waste in the Asda car park every Saturday.