New recycling scheme - what do you think?

Council chiefs say they have had an “encouraging” response to their new household recycling scheme.

People are being urgede to recycle all they can using food waste caddies and the new slimline wheelie bin collections.

Convener of Development and Enterprise, Councillor Alan Moir, believes the change in service is going well.

He said: “It has been great to see so many residents using their food waste caddies and new recycling bins. We have had our advisers out and about in the area answering questions and providing advice on how the new service works.”

The council has arranged to collect any unwanted old recycling boxes from Monday, May 20 to Friday May 31.

Residents who do not want to keep hold of them should put their empty boxes out for the council to take them away on the same day as their new slim line recycling wheelie bins are being collected during that period.

Councillor Moir added: “This has been a major change in service which we have been introducing across over 38,000 households and we expected that there may well be some teething problems. We have been dealing with issues as they arise over the past few days and we welcome all feedback and comments.”

A team of advisers has been out with the waste and recycling collection crews since the service changes began, and they will continue to be out and about over the coming weeks providing guidance and advice to residents.

Further information on the service changes is available on the Council website or by calling Customer Services on 0300 123 4510.

The council has also been posting information and helpful hints through Facebook and Twitter @EDCouncil

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