Food waste collection and recycling services will begin in Donside from May 12 following their recent introduction to North Aberdeenshire.
A new system of fortnightly co-mingled recycling is being phased in, meaning recyclable materials will be collected together in the same wheeled bin, replacing the blue and black boxes currently used.
Food waste is collected in a green outdoor caddy, transferred from a kitchen receptacle that is used with liners, making it clean and easy to use and store. Recycling and waste will be collected on alternate weeks, with food waste picked up each week.
Residents in Alford, Upper Donside, Insch, Kennethmont and Huntly, will receive the new blue-lidded recycling bins from this week. From next week, food waste caddies and a supply of free liners will be delivered to households for immediate use.
An information booklet will be delivered with the caddies giving details of how to use the new containers and what can go in them.