Aberdeenshire residents are being encouraged to find out how they can improve their recycling habits next week.
More than 70% of the waste produced in Aberdeenshire could be recycled using existing council services, however, the current figure stands at around 43%.
Recycle Week runs from Monday, and during the week the council’s community waste officers will be hosting information sessions at four locations.
New stickers are also being placed on the blue-lidded recycling bins throughout September, which specify what can be recycled at kerbside.
Crews will aim to cover all recycling bins by the end of the month, but stickers will also be available for residents at household recycling centres.
Drop-in information sessions will be held on Tuesday at Banchory Library from 10am-noon and Morrisons, Peterhead from 11am-3pm; Wednesday at Fly Cup Catering, Inverurie, from 10am-2pm; Thursday at Alford Library, from 11am-3pm and Friday at Kemnay Village Hall’s Community Coffee Shop from 9.30am-11.30am.
davCouncillor Peter Argyle, chairman of the authority’s infrastructure services committee, said: “Recycle Week is a great opportunity for householders to make a positive contribution to Aberdeenshire’s recycling efforts.
“We hope the information provided during the week will encourage residents to make a push towards increased recycling rates.”