Marion Sneddon is one of thousands of residents who have received their new blue in time for our new and improved recycling service beginning on Monday 1 October.
The new recycling collection calendar has been sent out to all 36,500 homes.
The new arrangements will help residents recycle a broader range of materials such as dry goods and aerosols, all of which are collected in the blue wheelie bin.
The blue bins will be emptied fortnightly.
Grey bins are continuing to be emptied fortnightly.
The red box, now to collect glass, will be picked up fortnightly instead of weekly.
These new measures also mean that garden waste is picked up every two weeks seasonally during March to November.
Free bulky uplifts are being cut from four to one per cent households per year.
Mrs Sneddon is planning to make good use of her new blue bin.
She and her husband William are keen recyclers.
She said: "The bin will let us recycle more things like margarine tubs."
Her new blue bin was delivered to her home in Gorebridge by Tom Hay from our waste management team.
What goes in the blue bin?
Paper, foil, margarine and butter tubs, cardboard, yoghurt pots, cartons, Fruit and vegetable punnets, meat and fish trays (but not polystyrene) plastic bottles, cans, aerosol cans, plastic take-away food containers (but not polystyrene items).
Please add glass bottles to the red box only. Residents can also keep their blue box and use it for glass if the red box is full.
Details of normal collection arrangements are available on the council recycling page at: http://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/1055/recycling
If you do not receive a blue wheeled bin please call Midlothian Council on: 0845 130 2322