A north-east council has suggested residents make their own composter to solve the issue of disposing of grass cuttings during coronavirus.
More than a third of English councils have suspended collections of garden waste as they struggle to pick up rubbish amid staff shortages.
Municipal rubbish dumps have closed and a growing number of councils have cut collections of food and garden waste in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Recycling points are still available at supermarkets and shopping centres but residents are requested not to make special visits to them, but to use them while doing their essential shopping.
Mattress manufacturers should be forced to recycle their own products and offer “take-back” services to prevent fly-tipping, town halls have urged.
An Aberdeen recycling firm manager has volunteered to become an ambassador for an initiative aimed at reducing waste.
North-east residents have been encouraged to safely dispose of batteries in order to avoid the risk of fire.
Two recycling centre workers in West Dunbartonshire spent more than two hours digging through rubbish after a woman realised she had thrown away her mother’s life savings by accident.
Council chiefs are hoping to see a rise in recycling rates for those using communal bins in the city.
A north-east council is hoping recycling rates will increase to 75% by 2022.
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A new recycling centre featuring increased opening hours and added materials for recycling is to be created.
Dates for booking tours of Aberdeen’s recycling facility have now become available for 2020.
Recycling rates across Aberdeen increased by almost 4% last year and are now above the national average.
New figures reveal Aberdeen has again seen an increase in its recycling rate despite the overall recycling rate for Scotland having fallen slightly.
The opening days at two household waste and recycling centres in Aberdeen have changed.
Businesses illegally dumping trade waste at a north-east recycling centre have been blamed for its closure.
Extra checks will now be carried out at recycling centres and residents who use large vehicles, but are disposing of household waste, will be given 24 free permits for a year.
A new three-weekly household bin collection scheme will be trialled in two villages from next month.
Aberdeen City Council will host a live question-and-answer session on the subject of garden waste permits today.
The medals to be presented at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been unveiled, with the metal in each one made using materials from recycled gadgets.
More than 75% of Scots believe people would understand how to use a deposit return scheme based on a variable fee, according to a survey.
A north-east recycling firm has applied for retrospective planning permission for three of its biomass boilers.
Concerns have been raised over a local authority’s plan to clamp down on business waste being disposed of at north-east recycling centres.
A clampdown on illegal rubbish disposal could be launched in the north-east – and some residents would need permits.
No discounts will be given to anyone on benefits – which includes pensioners – and there will also be no reductions given to householders signing up part of the way through the year.
Staff at a medical practice have appealed for members of the public to recycle inhalers.
The poll results also showed 61.7% of the 243 people responding to the poll have said it should either be included in council tax or that they already pay enough in council tax.
Aberdeen’s new garden waste tax is to be introduced in late summer, according to council officers.
An Aberdeen shop has received a stamp of approval from a scheme which promotes reusing items.