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Bins, recycling and rubbish

I have more than one brown bin

Under the new four bin service, the council will only empty one of these. What should I do with my garden waste now? Will you remove additional brown bins?

The food and garden waste collection is a popular service but collection and processing costs are considerable. Councils are required to offer a food waste collection to every household (except rural locations) but have no requirement to offer a garden waste collection. At a time when councils are looking for savings, limiting the collection to one wheeled bin per household per week allows the continuation of a popular service. 

While we will only empty one brown bin from October 2016 on a weekly basis, we do not intend to remove additional brown bins unless requested to do so. Residents may find the additional brown bin useful for storage however only one brown bin will be emptied per week.

Should you have excess garden waste, we request that where possible this is taken to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre, at Greenhags, Ayr Road or Carlibar Road, Barrhead.

Top tip: if your regularly short of space in your brown bin, why not give Home-composting a try?

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