Homes prepare for recycling trial

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households across Arbroath and Carnoustie are starting to prepare for the new Angus Council recycling project.

Around 5,200 homes in the towns will be trialling the scheme which will see the number of materials recycled at home increase along with new bins being provided.

Areas chosen in Arbroath to trial the scheme include the Hospitalfield, Arbirlot Road and Keptie Road areas as well as Hayshead and Cliffburn.

Streets in the west end of Carnoustie along with homes in the Carlogie Road areas will also be affected.

In the past week, the households taking part in the pilot project have seen letters and advice leaflets dropping through their doors telling them what they are required to do.

And Monday will also see the first of the drop in events take place where council staff will be on hand to answer any questions householders may have.

The first drop in on Monday will take place between 2 and 7 p.m. at the Portcullis on Conon Terrace before moving on to the Cadet Hall in Charles Avenue on Tuesday at the same time.

Staff will then be at Carnoustie Leisure Centre on Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m. and then Monikie Memorial Hall on Thursday between 1 and 6 p.m.

The last session will take place in Wellbank Village Hall on Friday from 2 to 7 p.m.

The changes will see the current grey bin turn into a recycling bin with a new smaller purple bin being delivered for general waste, with both being emptied once a fortnight.

An internal kitchen caddy will also be provided where householders can dispose of their waste food.

An outside waste food bin will also be delivered and will be collected once a week. The arrangements for garden waste will remain the same.

Around £90,000 has been spent by the local authority and an additional crew of six has been taken on to carry out the scheme.

The trial will begin on September 17 for at least six months.