Vandalism at the beach has also seen the disabled and the ladies toilets put out of action for visitors.
More than £143m has been allocated to Aberdeenshire Council over a five year period.
Smoke was seen coming from the collection vehicle, which was driven to a area where crews from Scottish Fire and Rescue helped to dampen it down.
Aberdeenshire Council has set up a confidential self-referral telephone listening service for secondary school pupils aged 14-18 years.
The service is for anyone who menstruates in Aberdeenshire and enables disposable sanitary pads, tampons and reusable pads to be sent out by post.
Extensive upgrades to the drama department, gymnasium and pupil toilets as well as the external structure have started.
The consultation is examining both northbound and southbound movements on the corridor to identify interventions with demonstrable benefits.
PROJECTS across the area have received funding from the council.
While work is still progressing to fulfil the innovative design in the heart of the town centre, the construction has been impacted by Covid-19.
Internal construction continues as the partitions were put in place and roof beams replaced.
A path which has been strimmed along the route bypasses signage indicating the closed section where masonry is still under repair.