Roadshows on how to stop junk mail in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs

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DON’T be a bunch of wasters – that’s the plea to residents in East Dunbartonshire during an international blitz on bins.

The council is holding roadshows this week to encourage locals – including advice on how to stop junk mail once and for all

Officials will be raising awareness of how small changes can make a big difference.

Experienced employees, in the council’s Recycling Information Vehicle, will be on hand to discuss and answer questions on kerbside recycling and they can give you ideas on what you can do in your home to cut all sorts of waste including food and paper.

There will also be information packs on ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ with mouth-watering recipes to try at home.

The roadshows are taking place:

Tuesday, November 22 – Regent Centre in Kirkintilloch

Wednesday, November 23 – Tesco in Milngavie

Thursday, November 24 – Marks & Spencers, in Strathkelvin Retail Park, Bishopbriggs

Friday, November 25 – Asda in Bishopbriggs

Councillor Billy Hendry, convener of developmentand infrastructure, said, “The people of East Dunbartonshire have shown that they care about recycling and reducing waste. Their efforts have helped the council to achieve a recycling rate of 40.4 per cent, beating the 2010 target set by the Scottish Government.

“We need to build on that success and this roadshow is another opportunity for people to learn more about waste reduction. I hope that those who come along find it useful in their drive to become even greener. By working together we can continue to find new ways to cut our waste.”

This is European Week for Waste Reduction, which is being led in Scotland by Zero Waste Scotland.