Food waste collection and recycling service to begin in Oldmeldrum and surrounds

A new food waste recycling service starts in parts of Formartine. (w/b September 22) with food waste containers and an information booklet currently being delivered. It is being introduced as part of changes to the way recycling and waste are dealt with throughout the area.

Food waste is placed in a kitchen caddy that is used with free liners making it clean and easy to use and store. It is then transferred to a green outdoor caddy for collection at the kerbside.

All cooked and uncooked food waste, including bones, will be collected weekly. Recycling and waste will be collected on alternate weeks.

Those receiving the new service should already have received letters advising of the start date.

An information booklet will be delivered with the food waste caddies giving details of how to use the new containers and what can go in them.

For more information on the improvements to recycling and waste services being rolled out in the area, please see:

The changes are designed both to help the council meet the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste targets by increasing the range of materials collected at the kerbside and making it easy for householders to use, raising the recycling rate. Information on recycling and waste in Aberdeenshire is available by calling Wasteline on 0845 600 3 900 or on the council’s website. (URL: )