Second phase of recycling is rolled out

Recycling bins.
Recycling bins.

Following the positive response from the first phase of the kerbside recycling service, Angus Council will roll out the second phase to residents in Forfar, Kirriemuir and the surrounding areas.

The council, like other local authorities, is being driven to make changes to current kerbside recycling services to meet Scottish Government targets and new waste legislation.

The Scottish Government has set a recycling target of 60 per cent by 2020 and there is now a legal requirement to collect certain materials from households, including food waste and cardboard.

The new household kerbside recycling collection service comprises of:-

A new smaller purple bin for general waste, collected fortnightly; the current grey bin becoming the new recycling bin for cardboard, paper, cans, plastics and glass, collected fortnightly; new indoor and outdoor caddies for food waste, collected weekly; a garden waste bin which continues to be collected fortnightly.

Letters and an information booklet advising householders of the changes are being delivered to householders from this week until July 25.

New bins will be delivered to households two to three weeks after they receive the initial letter and information booklet.

Staff from the council’s waste services team will be available on the following dates to answer any questions from residents from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m - Wednesday, June 11 B&M Store, Forfar; Thursday, June 12 - Asda, Forfar; Friday, June 13 - Co-op, Kirriemuir.

Phase 3 covering Montrose, Brechin and surrounding area is provisionally planned to be rolled out from October 2014.