A MAJOR shake-up in the way household waste is collected and recycled in East Dunbartonshire is about to kick in.
Houseseholds throughout the district have been receiving slimline blue and brown recycling bins ahead of the new waste and recycling services which start next month.
Development and infrastructure convener, Councillor Alan Moir, said: “Delivering the new bins is an important step as we move towards the service changes in May. These bins should not be used until then.
“Later in April households will also receive details of the changes in an information booklet and calendar, and the week before the new service begins the food waste caddies will be distributed.”
In addition to the distribution of the new bins, the council has also started to take delivery of the new food waste and recycling collection vehicles required for the service changes.
Councillor Moir said: “A huge amount of planning and preparation is being carried out to ensure that everything is in place for the start of food waste collections and the changes to recycling and general waste collections.”
A campaign has been running for a number of months to raise awareness of the service changes, including posters and billboards throughout the area and roadshows.
Councillor Moir said: “If anyone needs any further information I would encourage them to call the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 4510 or visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk.”
The following changes to waste and recycling collections take place from May this year:
* Weekly food waste collections begin
* Recycling boxes replaced with slimline wheelie bins
* Recycling collections move to fortnightly
* Grey bin general waste collections move to fortnightly
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