Food waste collection and recycling service to begin

A new food waste recycling service starts in north east Aberdeenshire next week from March 17 with food waste containers and an information booklet being delivered this week.

It is being introduced as part of changes to the way recycling and waste are dealt with throughout the area.

Food waste is placed in a kitchen caddy that is used with free liners making it clean and easy to use and store.

It is then transferred to a green outdoor caddy for collection at the kerbside.

All cooked and uncooked food waste, including bones, will be collected weekly.

Recycling and waste will be collected on alternate weeks.

Residents in the Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Mintlaw, Maud and New Pitsligo areas, and some areas north of Ellon, will now have their food waste recycling collected.

Those receiving the new service should already have received letters advising of the start date.

An information booklet will be delivered with the food waste caddies giving details of how to use the new containers and what can go in them.

For more information on the improvements to recycling and waste services being rolled out in the area, visit

The changes are designed both to help the council meet the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste targets by increasing the range of materials collected at the kerbside and making it easy for householders to use, raising the recycling rate .

Other areas will have the new services introduced in five futher stages, finishing insouth Aberdeenshire in March 2015.

Information on recycling and waste in Aberdeenshire is available by calling Wasteline on 0845 600 3 900 or on the council’s website at