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A kerb side recycling scheme that has been trialled in parts of Arbroath and Carnoustie looks set to be rolled out across Angus.

Since last year, around 5,000 selected households across the two towns and the outlying areas have been part of a pilot, which the local authority hoped would boost recycling figures.

Properties were provided with a smaller general waste bin, a large recycling bin, and both an outside and indoor bin for food waste.

And with a council report stating they have had a positive response to the trial, yesterday (Thursday) members of the neighbourhood services committee were asked to approve rolling it out the entire county at a total cost of £2.9 million.

Director of communities, Alan McKeown said: “By rolling out the revised kerb side recycling service across Angus, the council will be better placed to comply with the requirements of new regulations and future nationally set targets for recycling.”