Have say on plans for waste strategy changes
The views of residents in Aberdeenshire are being sought on proposed waste collection changes.
Aberdeenshire Council released its recycling and waste strategy earlier this month. It proposes reduced bin space for landfill waste disposal, increased recycling services and the refinement of recycling facilities.
Its recycling rate is 43.5%, but should be 70%.
Five recycling centres are also proposed to close to allow for better service at other centres.
Infrastructure services committee chairman Peter Argyle said: “We have been talking about reducing waste sent to landfill and increasing the reuse and recycling
“We need to make the most of the waste we produce”
of valuable materials for some time.
“We can’t go on simply talking about it and ignoring the fact that we as a society are failing, so this new strategy seeks to tackle that.
“The time has come to make physical changes which will support the urgent need to do something about our attitude to the waste we produce.”
Committee vicechairman John Cox said: “Aberdeenshire’s recycling rate in recent years has clearly plateaued, despite the introduction of new services making it even easier to do.
“So, clearly, we need to do more to make the most of the waste we produce.
“Other local authorities have had success taking the route proposed for Aberdeenshire.”
The consultation runs until September 28.
Views can be given at local libraries, council service points and also online.