Local homes in council recycling trial

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MORE details of a pilot recycling scheme involving 5,000 households in Arbroath and Carnoustie have been revealed by Angus Council.

From September the trial will begin for six months and will see householders be able to recycle more materials at home.

As well as selected areas in Arbroath and Carnoustie, rural areas including Wellbank, Newbigging and Monikie will also be involved in the trial scheme.

Areas chosen in Arbroath to trial the scheme include the Hospitalfield, Arbirlot Road and Keptie Road areas as well as Hayshead and Cliffburn.

Streets in the west end of Carnoustie along with homes in the Carlogie Road areas will also be affected.

The trial will see the current grey bin used for general waste turned into a recycling bin, with an expansion of the number of materials that can be collected.

A smaller purple bin will be provided for general household bin as well as a small brown bin for food waste.

A kitchen caddy that will be kept indoors for food waste will also be delivered to homes.

Food waste will be collected every week while recyclables and general waste every fortnight..

The green bin for garden waste will remain unchanged.

Around £90,000 has been spent by the local authority and an additional crew of six has been taken on to carry out the scheme.

The trial will begin on September 17.

For more details on the new waste collection scheme see Friday’s Arbroath Herald and Guide & Gazette.