The booking system to use Aberdeenshire Council Household Waste & Recycling Centres is now live.
The booking system is in place to maintain social distancing, reduce the waiting times of visitors to each recycling centre and help manage traffic to avoid a dangerous build-up of cars on the roads.
All HWRCs will have clearly-defined unloading bays to ensure strict physical distancing is maintained at all times.
Only one adult should unload a vehicle – unless two adults are needed for heavy items – and staff will be unable to assist with any unloading.
There will be no pedestrian access and no children will be permitted outside vehicles.
During the initial phase, there will be no access for trailers or vans, however, these will hopefully be able to be accommodated in the second phase in due course.
General waste – i.e. waste that would normally go in your black bin – will only be accepted if it is bagged.
All garden waste must arrive bagged before being emptied in the appropriate skip. As loose materials take longer to unload and put in a skip, this measure is to make the process quicker and to allow more slots to be made available for residents.
There will be clearly-marked areas to deposit white goods and electrical items.
No other materials – i.e. bulky items, glass, cardboard, wood, metals, textiles and rubble – will be accepted at this stage.