Residents continue to kick up a stink over new bin regime

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A bins collection shakeup is continuing to cause residents problems more than two months after being launched.

East Dunbartonshire Council introduced the alternate weekly collection of general waste and recycling, along with new slimline bins and caddies, in mid-May.

But a number of residents say they have STILL not received their bins.

And Stacey Munro, from Lenzie, has accused the council of being overly-officious when it comes to new refuse rules.

She explained: “My husband recycles to the point when it becomes annoying - he even washes out jars before putting them in appropriate bin. Everything gets recycled.

“Last week a letter was left on our main bin stating that the bin lid was not closed enough which annoyed us as it was only very slightly open.

“Then we received a letter from the council to state the same thing. Is this really what our council tax money is being spent on? What a waste of time and money.”

Grace Irvine, the council’s director of neighbourhood services said: “For the safety of our collection crews, we will not uplift bins with lids open and refuse piled on top, so because of this we ask that residents have their bin lids closed.

“If residents have recycled properly then there should be enough space in all of their bins.

“The council has waste advisors who are working alongside the collection crews to help residents with any teething trouble they may have with the new service and to encourage residents to use the recycling bins.”

She added: “Bins were rolled out to 40,000 properties across East Dunbartonshire and all residents should have now received their two recycling bins and food waste bins.

“If you have not received your bins call 0300 123 4510.”

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