Waste collection set for Westhill food recycling

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A new food waste recycling service will start in the Gairoch surrounds, including Westhill, next week, commencing September 22.

Food waste containers and an information booklet are

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.

More than 25,000 households in the Westhill, Inverurie, Kemnay, Kintore, Newmachar, and Oldmeldrum areas will now have their food waste recycling collected.

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

The latest changes are designed to help Aberdeenshire Council meet the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste targets.