A pilot scheme of new kerbside recycling arrangements will be put in place in Braemar and Cruden Bay from next month.
Collections will now take place on a three-weekly cycle from Tuesday, September 10.
Under the new approach, food waste will be collected every week, recyclable materials will be collected two weeks out of three, and non-recyclable materials will be collected once every three weeks.
The move is part of Aberdeenshire Council’s efforts to improve recycling rates across the region.
Currently, more than 70% of waste produced in the area could be recycled with existing services, but at the moment, that figure stands at just 43%.
Councillor Peter Argyle, the chairman of the council’s infrastructure services committee, said: ”The new arrangements support the aims of the council’s waste strategy, and have been designed to make it as easy for residents to recycle much of the materials leaving their homes as possible.”
The new programme was initially piloted in Mintlaw in June.
Residents in areas where the council is rolling out the new scheme have been informed with letters explaining how it works.
For more information, you can phone Aberdeenshire Council’s Wasteline service on 03456 081207.