13/09/19 10:29 Filed in: News
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.