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Moray Kerbside Recycling Service

83% of people living in Moray told us that they would like to recycle at the kerbside. In response to this, The Moray Council Kerbside Recycling Service was launched at Elgin Town Hall on Tuesday the 24th of August. This scheme will initially allow approximately 6000 householders in Forres and Kinloss to recycle at the kerbside.

Over the next 18 months the service will be rolled out across the council area in four phases;

Forres, Kinloss & Findhorn - September 2004
Elgin area (Aberlour, Burghead,Dufftown, Fochabers, Hopeman, Lhanbryde,
Lossiemouth, Rothes) - March 2005
Elgin - September 2005
Buckie & Keith - March 2006

Settlements with over 500 households will be provided with the Kerbside Recycling service. The scheme will eventually serve 82% of households in Moray.

WHO can recycle?

Your blue & orange boxes and brown bins have been provided to allow YOU to recycle your food & drink cans, glass bottles & jars, paper-based products and garden waste.

WHAT can I recycle?

You can recycle the following materials in your BLUE BOX:

  • Card (flattened)
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Envelopes (including window envelopes)
  • Juice & milk cartons (rinse and flatten, NO plastic bottles)
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper
  • Other paper-based products

You can recycle the following materials in your ORANGE BOX:

  • Food & drink cans (rinse and flatten if possible)
  • Glass bottles & jars (remove lids and rinse)



Please DO NOT place broken glass, Pyrex, windowpane glass, drinking glasses or spectacles into your orange box.

You can recycle the following materials in your BROWN BIN:

  • Bark
  • Branches
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Plants
  • Weed

Please DO NOT place kitchen waste, plastic bags, root balls, rubble, soil, stones, turf or blocks of wood into your brown bin.

WHEN can I recycle?

As this kerbside recycling service allows you to recycle most of your household waste, collection of your normal household waste bin will change from weekly to fortnightly.

Your collection days are provided on your collection calender. Your brown bin will collected fortnightly from March to November. There will be a reduced collection frequency through December, January and February.

Your blue box and orange box will be collected weekly. Please remove the lid from the orange box and place the blue box with the lid attached on top of the orange box.

The boxes will be collected on the same day as the bins. Please place the boxes and the relevant bin on the kerbside by 7.30am on the appropriate collection day.

Households served by the scheme have been issued with calendars to remind people of the dates of each bin collection. If you have not received a copy of these calendars please call 01343 557 045.

For more information about this service, please call 01343 557 045 or visit www.moray.gov.uk

OTHER ways to recycle

If you live in the Forres and Kinloss area, but are not part of the Kerbside Recycling service, the Moray Council would like to help you get it sorted by offering you:

FREE Compost Bin to compost your garden waste at home.

FREE Reusable Bag to take your recyclates (materials that can be recycled) to your local Recycling Centres & Points.

DISCOUNTED Green Cone for £5 (normally £65) to dispose of your kitchen waste at home. The Green Cone produces a nutrient rich liquid that feeds the plants growing in your garden.

For more information and to order please call 01343 557 045.

If the area you live in is not yet served by the Kerbside Recycling service, please use the network of Recycling Centres and Points across Moray to recycle your waste.

For more details of your local Recycling Centres and Points, please click here.


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