Monday, March 16, 2015

New bins and recycling arrangements - Blackness Road update

I previously mentioned the concerns raised by residents in Blackness Road west of Ashbank Road (on the north side and east of Balgay Road) about how the new arrangements are proposed to affect them.  

Eurobins were proposed but this was a stretch of Blackness Road where the current collection arrangements were working well, with few if any bins left permanently on the pavement.

A consultation meeting took place late last month which I and local residents attended and council officers listened carefully to residents’ views.    I am pleased to say that the Environment Department has now revised the proposals here to :

Retention of grey wheeled bins for general waste

Introduction of individual wheeled bins for recycling (blue bin for paper, card, metals and plastics, burgundy bin for mixed glass)

Introduction of an on-street communal food container (small kitchen caddies and liners provided to each household to collect food waste)

Garden waste (brown bins) service to remain unchanged

I am pleased that residents’ views were taken on board and the department is writing to all residents to update them about the revised arrangements.