Council to engage over bin changes

Library image - East Ren's bin collections are set to change.
Library image - East Ren's bin collections are set to change.

In advance of recently announced refuse collection changes by East Ren Council, the authority are set to hold a number of local roadshows.

To explain what changes to bin collections will mean for households the council’s cleansing and waste team is holding information sessions from mid-April onwards.

It means residents can come along and ask questions about the new four-bin collections service which will be rolled out in Autumn 2016.

Residents can find out more at the following locations and times:

Thorntree Hall, Learning Room, 4-8pm, Tuesday, April 19.

Clarkston Library, Community Room, 4-8pm, Wednesday, April 20.

Barrhead Foundry, Mezzanine, 4-8pm, Thursday, April 21.

Mearns Library, Community Room, 4-8pm, Monday, April 25.

Neilston Library, 4-8pm, Tuesday, April 26.

Eaglesham Library, 4-8pm, Wednesday, April 27, and;

Giffnock Library, Community Room, 4-8pm, Thursday, April 28.

Changes to East Renfrewshire’s bin collections service have been developed in direct response to feedback from residents about difficulties with the current bag and box service and will lay the foundation for ERC to meet the new national Charter for Household Recycling.

Under the new plans, households across East Ren will receive two new bins, one for paper, cardboard and cartons and the second for plastics, glass and cans.

It is proposed that each bin will be collected once every three weeks, apart from brown bins for food and garden waste which will remain a weekly collection.

The council will be consulting with those households where there is no direct kerbside or have storage issues.