Bin shake-up for East Dunbartonshire? Food to be collected weekly, general rubbish fortnightly?

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A SHOCK shake-up is on the way for refuse collection across East Dunbartonshire.

Radical new plans could see general refuse collected every fortnight – not weekly.

Food waste will, however, still be collected weekly – in a new container . . . a fifth ‘bucket’ for bewildered householders.

That means residents will be asked to separate rubbish into:

* Food waste

* General waste

* Paper/card

* Cans/glass/plastic

* Garden waste

Proposals are due to be discussed at a meeting of the full council tonight (Thursday).

The plans could be seen by some residents as an uncomfortable ‘echo’ of controversial fortnightly collections introduced by the Lib Dem Administration in 2006.

The scheme was scrapped the following year after a huge public backlash that saw the Lib Dems ousted from power in the council elections.

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