Residents in Aberdeenshire have around two weeks left to give their views on proposed changes to the area’s recycling and waste services.
So far, more than 1,300 people have taken part in the consultation, voicing their opinion on efforts to push up the area’s recycling rate and reduce the volume of material being sent to landfill.
A package of changes is being proposed, including reducing the size of non-recyclable bins, less frequent collections, increasing each household’s recycling capacity and improving the network of Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Aberdeenshire’s recycling rate is only 43.5% but services currently available to residents should allow a recycling rate of 70%.
More than half the materials put into non-recyclable waste bins are actually recyclable through existing services, equating to around 300,000 tonnes of recyclable materials being binned at a cost of £3.5 million a year.
As part of the proposals to improve the kerbside service, residents would get an extra recycling bin and a smaller bin for non-recyclable waste.
To take part in the consultation visit http://bit.ly/AshireWasteConsult