Into the blue for recycling in Midlothian

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MIDLOTHIAN Council is preparing to enter a blue period for recycling.

The local authority’s new recycling collection service – using blue wheelie bins – begins on Monday, October 1.

Thousands of new blue bins have been delivered, and recycling collection calendars will be coming through residents’ doors this month.

At just over 53 per cent, the council’s recycling rate is around 10 per cent higher than the Scottish average. The council is confident the improved service will improve rates.

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