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Urquhart Road residents being urged to make use of on-street recycling service

18/02/13

A project by Aberdeen City Council and Zero Waste Scotland to promote the use of on-street recycling bins in the Urquhart Road area will get under way this week.

Around 1,200 households in Urquhart Road and the surrounding streets are already served by the bins, which are silver with blue lids.

During the month-long campaign, staff from the council's Waste Aware Team, Environmental Health Service and the City Wardens will be out and about in the area talking to residents about their recycling options.

The bins will be monitored before and during the project to see if the campaign has been successful in increasing recycling rates. Zero Waste Scotland will use the results to develop plans for local authorities to help people living in flats to recycle.

Aberdeen City Council Waste Co-ordinator Martina Klubal said: "Residents can recycle a variety of paper and cardboard in the handy bins on Urquhart Road and nearby.

"This includes newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes with windows removed, telephone directories, greetings cards, and cardboard including boxes, egg boxes, toilet and kitchen roll tubes.

"We hope that by making information available to residents, and being out and about in the area, we will remind people how easy it is to recycle paper and cardboard on their doorstep."

Residents in the Ashvale, Rosemount, Torry and Ferryhill areas are reminded they can also make use of the silver and blue bins for paper and cardboard recycling.