STIRLING Council’s ongoing series of roadshows hit Drymen today (30 June) for its latest drop-in session offering information and advice about the improvements to recycling and waste services to be introduced in the autumn.
As well as helping the council in its aim to achieve one of the highest recycling rates in Scotland, the new service is expected to be cheaper to deliver and provide a better service.
A team of three was on hand at Drymen library to introduce and explain the forthcoming changes which will see the current grey and brown wheeled bins being augmented with two further wheeled bins – a blue one for plastics, cans and carton and a green one for paper and cardboard.
The existing grey bin will be used for non-recyclables and the brown bin will be for food, as well as garden, waste. The old brown box and food caddies will no longer be used and may be kept for storage.
“We’ll be providing free bags for food waste which can be disposed of in the brown bins,” explains one of the team at Drymen. “And the brown bins will now be emptied all year round.
“There will also be free compost available for pick up at Balfron.”
Exact dates, routes and schedules have yet to be determined, but there will never be more than two bins and the blue box to be put out on the same collection and the current assisted collection service will continue as normal with the new bins.
More information and, of course, the new bins, will be delivered before the new service starts.
Scheduled roadshow events in the G63 area are:
- Killearn Village Hall: Tuesday 5 July (2–7pm)
- Buchanan Memorial Hall: Monday 11 July (3–7pm)
• Further events will be taking place throughout the summer call 01786 404040 for further information or visit the website here.