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Aberdeen prepares for MRF opening

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Aberdeen City Council has announced changes to its kerbside waste and recycling collection services, as its new MRF is set to open.

The council’s facility in East Tullos is due to begin operating in the spring, when it will sort residents’ commingled recycling collections.

To prepare for this, residents have been told that their current general waste bins will become their mixed recycling bins.

A sticker will be placed on each bin to show it can take glass bottles and jars; plastic bottles and containers; food and drink cartons; paper, card and cardboard; and metal cans.

The council will deliver 70,000 slimmer 180-litre bins for residual waste.

Deliveries of bins and information leaflets will begin on 27 February and continue for 11 weeks. Residents will be able to check online for information about their delivery date.

The service changes will see a wider range of materials being recycled including plastic pots, tubs and trays, as well as food and drink cartons.

Jean Morrison (pictured), council zero waste management sub-committee convener, said: “I would advise residents to check their new calendar carefully and bear in mind that their collection days may have changed.

“It will soon be even easier to recycle in Aberdeen, and everyone will have a part to play in helping the council to deliver an efficient, high-performing service.”

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