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Changes to Aberdeen bin collections during coronavirus pandemic

Tuesday March 24th 2020 at 4:48 PM

Aberdeen City Council has announced changes to bin collections during the coronavirus pandemic.

Collection of household mixed recycling bins and brown bins – for garden waste and food waste – have been temporarily suspended.

Residents are being asked to keep their brown bin and recycling bin for now. Food waste should go in the general waste bin during the suspension.

In a statement the council said: “Recycling points are still available at many supermarkets and shopping centres but residents should not make special trips to use them.

“Instead, residents could use them while they are doing their essential shopping, in line with government guidance. Residents should, where possible, clean their hands before and after use.

“Householders should be aware any additional items left beside bins will not be collected. Residents are also reminded that they should not leave anything beside the bins at recycling points or communal bins.

“In addition, all household waste and recycling centres in Aberdeen have closed to the public. The household waste and recycling centres are at Bridge of Don, Hazlehead, Bucksburn, Dyce, and Tullos. The decision to close the centres has been made following the new measures imposed by the UK government.

“With the closure of the household waste and recycling centres and the suspension of the bulky uplift service, residents should ensure that large items intended for disposal are stored safely away from communal areas.”

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