Getting waste and recycling containers

Waste and recycling binsAberdeenshire Council provide the containers to enable recycling free of charge. Householders can request one or more recycling containers, for mixed dry recycling or food waste from a domestic property free. Contact the Wasteline to arrange.

From 1 April 2017, Aberdeenshire residents can get a waste bin for household use for a delivery and admin fee of £25. The bin will belong to Aberdeenshire Council, as is the case with our recycling bins for residents. This applies to residents in all areas of Aberdeenshire. We offer a discounted price of £10 for refuse bins in cases of financial hardship. This discount applies only if you are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax benefit. Details of benefit number will be required.

Although the bin will be owned by Aberdeenshire Council, we have no objection to residents writing the address of the property onto the bin to assist with identification. If residents move, the bin should stay at the delivery address due to differences in bin types across Aberdeenshire.

Aberdeenshire Council has a strict 'one landfill bin per household' policy. Please contact the Wasteline if you have issues coping with capacity and a Community Waste Officer will be in touch to discuss the issue.

Downloadable Request Form for a Wheeled Bin 

Need more food bags or battery bags? Tie an unused food bag to the handle of your food caddy when presenting your food waste for collection and the crew will leave another roll of food caddy liners when they are emptying your containers. Similarly, if you need more battery bags, stick one of the battery bags to the lid of your waste or recycling bin on collection day and more battery recycling bags will be left. Alternatively, you can collect food bags and replacement food caddies at local libraries and service points (pdf 101KB).

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