Bottlebanks welcomed

Ellon councillor Gillian Owen has welcomed the new bottlebanks at Costcutter.
Ellon councillor Gillian Owen has welcomed the new bottlebanks at Costcutter.

An Ellon councillor has welcomed the addition of three bottlebanks to the town’s Costcutter car park.

Gillian Owen said she had received a number of requests from residents about additional sites since glass bottle doorstep collections were stopped.

She added: “A consultation is always conducted with local residents for a new site and I am delighted that the Costcutter car park site is up and running.

“After consulting residents in the Hillhead/Craighall area agreement was not possible on a site there. We will have to look at other options.

“It is important to try and help all residents to dispose of their bottles in the proper way and bottlebanks are really helpful at key places.”

Councillor Owen said she would welcome suggestions for an area which would benefit from a bottlebank.