Friday, 11 April 2014
The proposal for Dundee weekly bin collections to be scrapped is a real concern.
Opposition councillors are only now being issued with the SNP administration’s proposals and although I will await to see the full detail, my initial reaction is that there would be significant detrimental issues that would arise from getting rid of weekly general refuse collections.
Dundee has a very high proportion of flatted and tenemental properties – about half the housing stock – and there will be real refuse storage difficulties if people are being expected to store a fortnight’s general refuse.
I am meeting the Environment Director next Wednesday to discuss these concerns.