Stinky dog bins are sending residents barking mad in Briggs

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FURIOUS residents are calling for action to tackle foul-smelling litter bins.

They claim the bins are not being properly emptied by cleansing staff, that plastic liners are not being replaced and the odour is disgusting.

Residents say the bins, in Falkland Crescent, Bishopbriggs, are being used for dog mess as well as litter.

A spokesperson for Woodhill Residents’ Group said: “The smell from the bins is terrible.

“The council should be replacing the plastic bag liners in the bins, but they’ve not been changing them and the waste inside is becoming compacted.

“The bins are only emptied properly when they are overflowing.”

The spokesperson added: “As well as litter the bins are used for dog mess. You don’t know what’s lying in them and the smell is disgusting.”

Now the residents’ group wants the plastic bin bags changed every week.

David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “We would like to assure residents that it is our normal practice to check bins every week, and replace bin liners with fresh ones each time.

“We did, however, receive a complaint from Falkland Crescent, which was acted upon.”