Kitchen caddies tee off new St Andrews four-bin service

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FOOD waste caddies and detailed information packs are being delivered to households in St Andrews and the East Neuk this week as a new four-bin recycling service. tees off

The packs, which should all be delivered by today (Friday) not only detail what materials are accepted in each of the four bins, but also let householders know which day they will switch over to the new service.

Chris Ewing, senior manager sustainability, told the Citizen: “When households move onto the new service we swap the use of the blue and grey bins over.

‘‘As such, it’s important for householders to know their start date as this is when we ask them to put out both their blue and grey bins to be emptied and labelled - ready to start on the new service.

“These dates are detailed in the information packs currently being delivered, so we do ask that householders take the time to read through them thoroughly.”

The four-bin recycling service - which introduces a fourth, green bin, allows food waste to be collected alongside garden waste in the brown bin and sees the use of the blue and grey bins swapped over - has already been successfully rolled out to over 54,000 households in Fife.

Those in St Andrews and the East Neuk started to receive their new green bins from Monday although delivery is expected to take around two weeks to complete.

However, while the majority of households will move onto the new service, there are some that will be unable to because of access or storage issues. Those affected will all receive a letter letting them know of any changes to their waste collections.

More information on the new service and recycling in Fife can be found at

n Key dates: Monday, March 5, until Friday the 16th - green bins distributed.

Monday, March 19 - Friday the 30th – bin switch days: households need to put out both their blue and brown bins to be labelled and emptied to start the new service.