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Guidelines on household waste and recycling services from Aberdeenshire Council


By Kirsty Brown


Aberdeenshire Council have made a number of changes to how they are dealing with their household waste and recycling services amidst the current Covid-19 pandemic.

  • At present it is intended for all kerbside collections to operate as normal, however you are being encouraged to check on your neighbours and offer to put out their bin for collection if they are unable to do so.

If you have displayed any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19 (cough, fever, etc) then all contaminated waste must be double bagged with both bags tied.

This should then be kept for 72 hours in a place that cannot be accessed by other people or pets, and after this time it should be put in your non-recyclable waste bin which can then be put out as normal.

  • All recycling centres are now closed.
  • Bulky waste uplifts are suspended until further notice.
  • Assisted collections may be collected by a different crew and at a different time, and changes may also be made to where your containers are collected from and returned to.
  • Repair and replacement of blue and black bins and uplifts of any unwanted waste containers is suspended
  • Seasonal garden waste points are suspended until further notice.
  • Street cleansing will be reduced - including street sweeping and litter bin emptying - and you are encouraged to take litter and dog waste home where possible.


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