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New service to start in summer

Brechin residents will soon have more bins to help increase their recycling.

Brechin residents will soon have more bins to help increase their recycling.

Domestic rubbish collection in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas is set to change this summer with the introduction of kerbside recycling.

At their recent meeting, Forfar community councillors heard that the service, which has already been trialled in other parts of the county, will help to boost the county’s recycling rate.

Libby Reynolds from Angus Council said the change has been well received in other areas, with an approval rating of more than 90 per cent.

The service comprises 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; a new indoor and outdoor caddies for food waste, collected weekly; a garden waste bin which will continue to be collected fortnightly.

Ms Reynolds said: “Ultimately it has to be a good thing because we’re recycling more. In the league tables, Angus is quite low compared to other councils. I think people can be a little overwhelmed when they first see it, but it’ll become second nature after a couple of weeks.”

The new service is due to be introduced to the area from July.

 

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