Recycling stickers

Aberdeenshire Council will be putting stickers on the blue recycling bins, with the intention of reminding householders about the materials that can be put into these bins.

  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays – doesn’t matter what it says about recyclability on the packaging, black plastic trays and tubs are also ok.
  • Metal tins, cans, aerosols and foil (including foil trays).
  • Paper, card and cardboard.
  • Cartons (food and drink Tetra Paks).

The council says that more than 70% of the waste produced in Aberdeenshire could be recycled using existing services but now the figure stands at only around 43%.

Over half the materials in local non-recyclable waste bins is recyclable through existing services – equating to around 30,000 tonnes of recyclable materials being binned at a cost of £3.5million a year.

Sending waste to landfill costs much more than recycling, so not only does recycling benefit the environment, it also frees up money for improving other council services.
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