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Angus: Arbroath Kerbside Recycling


Thank you for helping us get it sorted...

In May 2004, YOUR kerbside recycling scheme was provided to allow YOU to recycle most of YOUR waste.  Thanks to to efforts of 12,000 local residents, Household Waste Recycling has now increased to 45%.

There have been a number of minor changes to how you should use your GREEN BOX.

  • Please put paper in a used carrier bag alongside or on top of your green box.
  • Please DO NOT put broken glass, crockery, crystal, Pyrex or window panes in your green box.

Please continue to help us get is sorted by using your kerbside recycling scheme and local Recycling Centres and Neighbourhood Recycling Points.

If you need further information on this scheme please phone the Helpline on 0845 2 777 778, or email recycling@angus.gov.uk


WHAT can I recycle?


Your green box allows you to recycle:

  • Cans (aluminium and steel)
  • Glass (bottles & jars)
  • Paper (brochures, contents of junk mail, magazines, newspapers, white paged telephone directories)
  • Plastic bottles

Please put paper in a used carrier bag alongside your green box.
Please rinse all items, remove all bottle lids and flatten plastic bottles.

It is important that only the correct materials go into your green box as this makes the sorting process easier.

Please do not put the following materials in your green box:

  • Broken glass
  • Cardboard
  • Envelopes
  • Yellow Pages


Your green bin allows you to recycle

  • Coffee grounds
  • Tea bags
  • Flowers & plants
  • Hedge clippings
  • Grass cuttings & weeds
  • Raw fruit & vegetables
  • Sawdust & wood shavings
  • Small branches & bark

It is important that only the correct materials go into your green bin, this helps to generate high quality compost.

Please do not put the following materials in your green bin:

  • Cooked food
  • Meat
  • Dairy products


Your grey bin allows you to dispose of waste that cannot be recycled.

Please do not put the following items in your grey bin:

  • Large branches
  • Rubble
  • Soil

You can take these items to your local Recycling Centre.

WHY should I recycle?

Recycling saves energy and resources and prevents the need for landfill. This can help prevent global warming. After your recyclates are collected they are sorted and reprocessed.

  • Cans are sorted and recycled into new aluminium and steel cans.
  • Garden waste is composted into a soil conditioner.
  • Glass is crushed and recycled into new bottles and jars
  • Paper is pulped and recycled into newsprint and other paper products
  • Plastic bottles are separated and recycled into compost bins, kerbside bins, garden furniture and other plastic products.
WHEN can I recycle?

Please ensure that your green box and green bin are out on the kerbside by 7.30am on your collection day. Your green box will be collected weekly and your green bin and grey bin will be collected fortnightly on alternate weeks. The collection day varies depending on where you live. A leaflet detailing the collection dates has been distributed to each household in the collection area. If you haven’t received one, please contact 0845 2 777 778 or e-mail recycling@angus.gov.uk

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