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Waste collections move to seven days

North Lanarkshire Council are introducing the seven day waste collection

North Lanarkshire Council are introducing the seven day waste collection

Household bins in North Lanarkshire will be collected seven days a week from this month to help the council be “more efficient” and save money.

Around 90 per cent of households will see their waste bins collected on a different day, with details of the new collection days being provided to them.

Councillor Helen McKenna, convener of the environmental services committee, said: “By moving to a seven-day operation, we can deliver our waste management service using fewer vehicles, which reduces our costs and helps us achieve the necessary savings,”

Some changes have also been made to the materials that can be placed in the blue recycling bins, and an information pack is being delivered to all households.

Textiles are now not accepted and plastic bags should not be placed in blue bins as they slow down the hand sort in the recycling process.

Residents are also asked not to put glass in the blue bin and to recycle all food waste using the food waste caddy.

Councillor McKenna added: “Our information leaflet explains what can and cannot be placed in blue bins, and I would encourage residents to take a few minutes to read this and help us recycle for good.”

 

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