Waste collection services impacted by pandemic

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Stirling Council has announced changes to its waste collection services available for households.

This move will impact the frequency of collections in order to free up staff to concentrate on priority collections.

The changes mean that brown bins will no longer be collected, with the council encouraging people to use their grey bins for food and garden waste instead.

Glass bins will also cease to be collected. Residents are asked to hold on to any glass items, using them for recycling projects within their homes, or if necessary, to dispose of them in their grey bins.

The frequency on blue bin collections will be reduced to every four weeks, with the updated collection weeks being made available online.

Green and grey bins will continue to be collected as usual.

Reminders of collection weeks will be posted via the council’s social media.

For those asked to self-isolate, the council is asking that “personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths,” be disposed of in a plastic bag, secured within another plastic bag, and stored separately from any other waste for a minimum of 3 days. After this, the waste can then been put in your grey bin as normal.

Councillor Jim Thompson, Convener of the Environment and Housing Committee, acknowledged the inconvenience this may cause, but insists that the current pandemic, “left us with no option other than to temporarily reduce our waste services.”

Any Council service disruptions can be viewed via this link: https://www.stirling.gov.uk/planning-building-the-environment/emergencies-emergency-planning/coronavirus/

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