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Residents in Queensferry will get the opportunity this week to bin plastics with their kerbside recycle collections.

The city council’s recycling scheme has added plastic bottles and household batteries to the weekly collections.

Homes in the area will have already had or are set to receive, a recycling calendar for 2011 plus a reusable bag for their plastic bottles.

Plastic for recycling should be put out with the red box, which is for cardboard.

Those wishing to recycle batteries, not car batteries, are asked to put them in a clear plastic bag, ie freezer bag, and put them inside their blue box for glass items.

A city council spokeswoman said: “This is good news for residents in Queensferry as plastic bottles are one of the most requested items for recycling. At the moment plastic bottles can only be recycled at the green-lidded packaging recycling points at Scotstoun Grove, Scotmid at The Loan and Tesco at Ferrymuir.”

Almond ward councillor Norman Work said of the introduction to add plastics to the recycling collections: “About time too. I’m really pleased that the council have at last found a way of collecting plastic bottles and batteries.”