Council prepares for new waste trial

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NEXT week marks the start of a new kerbside recycling trial for households in parts of Arbroath and Carnoustie.

The trial involves around 5,000 households and first collections for the majority of homes will begin on Monday, although there have been a small number of collections this week.

New bins have been delivered over the last two weeks to households participating in the trial.

A smaller purple bin for general waste and a brown food waste bin have been supplied, as well as a small kitchen caddy, also for food waste.

Residents are being asked to use their grey bin - currently used for general waste - for collection of glass, plastic bottles, plastic containers, cans, paper and cardboard.

The green bin collection for garden waste will remain unchanged for existing users.

Angus Council convener of neighbourhood services, Councillor Donald Morrison said: “I encourage everyone in the trial areas to participate fully in the scheme to help make it a success by increasing Angus’ future recycling rates.

“The trial will run for six to 12 months and if it is successful, we plan to roll it out throughout Angus.

“If any householder in the trial requires further information or assistance, they should contact the council’s ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778, or visit www.angus.gov.uk/recycling.”