New Pitsligo waste disposal site will only open weekdays

The site at New Pitsligo will be among weekend waste disposal facilities in four north-east communities to be withdrawn next month as part of budget reviews agreed by councillors.

The receptacles affected are located in New Pitsligo, Rothienorman, Fyvie, and Aberchirder.

The change is being made as agreed at meetings of the Full Council on November 25 and February 10.

“We have to achieve a balanced budget against a background of financial constraint,” said Aberdeenshire Council’s waste manager, Alistair Black.

“It was felt that the removal of these waste collection points could be accommodated by communities re-evaluating how they deal with their waste.

“Alternative facilities are available in nearby communities, with many offering greater opportunity for the recycling of a greater number of items.”

An alternative permanent household waste and recycling centre is available for the facilities in New Pitsligo at Anderson Place, Fraserburgh.

Residents of Fyvie, Aberchirder and Rothienorman will be able to use similar sites at Turriff and Inverurie. While not as convenient in terms of distance, the alternative sites do offer greater recycling opportunities.

It remains possible to request a special uplift of quantities of waste or larger items (charge applies) by contacting the Wasteline on 0845 6003900.

Residents are also encouraged to compost garden waste at home – advice on this is available on the council’s website.

The last date of opening for the facilities in Fyvie, New Pitsligo and Rothienorman will be Saturday, March 26.

The service ends in Aberchirder on Sunday, March 27 and signs will be posted at the sites to indicate the changes.