Mintlaw to get new bins

New recycling bins are being installed in busy public places across Aberdeenshire as Scotland marks the start of Recycle Week.

They include new recycling points in Stonehaven, Aboyne, Inverurie, Ellon, Mintlaw and Banff, which will enable locals to separate plastic bottles and cans for recycling.

The new facilities have been funded by Zero Waste Scotland, as part of a £250,000 drive to make it easier for people to recycle when they are ‘on the go’.

June 18 marked the start of Recycle Week, a nationwide drive to encourage people to recycle more, which this year is focusing on recycling plastic bottles.

Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government are urging people to use the new recycling bins when they are out and about during Recycle Week.

Councillor Peter Argyle, Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, said: “We are delighted that Zero Waste Scotland has provided us with funding to invest in new public recycling bins. There are now so many ways you can recycle in Aberdeenshire, including kerbside recycling services and facilities available at many local recycling centres throughout the area.

“We strongly encourage everyone to recycle as much as they can, helping Scotland to make the best use of its valuable resources and work towards achieving the 70% recycling target for 2025.”

Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Richard Lochhead said: “Making recycling easy, whether you’re at home or out and about, is vital if Scotland is to achieve its zero waste ambitions. This funding supports local authorities, businesses, and the third sector to provide new recycling bins, however it’s down to everyone to use them.”