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Waste Aware Aberdeenshire - Paper Recycling Kerbside Collection

82% of the people SWAG surveyed in Aberdeenshire told us that they would like to take part in a kerbside recycling collection.The Aberdeenshire Paper Recycling Kerbside Collection scheme began on the 26th April 2003. Residents of Peterhead, Inverurie, Banchory, Fraserburgh, Ellon and Stonehaven can participate in this scheme.

WHAT can I recycle?

YOU can recycle the following items:

  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Leaflets
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Office Paper

Please do not include the following items:

  • Cardboard
  • Envelopes
  • Plastic
  • Telephone directories


HOW can I recycle my paper?

If you are participating in this scheme please tie your paper into a bundle with string, or place it in a carrier bag. Please ensure that your paper is out on the kerbside by 8am on the day of your collection.

WHEN can I recycle my paper?

Residents living in Peterhead, Inverurie and Banchory will have their paper collected on the last Saturday of each month.Residents living in Fraserburgh, Ellon and Stonehaven will have their paper collected on the first Saturday of each month.

WHY should I recycle my paper?

YOUR paper will be pulped and recycled into newsprint.Recycling saves energy and resources and prevents the need for landfill. This can help prevent global warming.

If you need further information on this scheme you can phone the Wasteline on 0845 600 3 900. Alternatively, you can email recycling@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or visit www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste.

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