New backcourt bins to roll out across the city

Modern plastic bins will replace the old galvanised models
Modern plastic bins will replace the old galvanised models

A £6.5 million investment programme to replace old galvanised metal bins from backcourts across Glasgow got underway this week.

A full survey by Glasgow City Council’s Land and Environmental Services identified thousands of these bins are no longer fit for purpose.

The three year programme to replace the 50,000 old-fashioned bins with modern alternatives at flatted properties across the city will not only help householders maintain backcourts and common areas, but also significantly improve the quality of the environment for residents and staff.

Councillor Kenny McLean, Glasgow’s City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm, said: “This multi-million pound programme will replace every metal bin from flatted properties with bins fit for modern day purpose.

“The people of Glasgow don’t want unsightly backcourts and having better bins and increased storage capacity will encourage residents to recycle more and help keep our city’s landfill costs down.

“Improving and modernising waste containment across the city for the benefit of residents is very much a priority at the moment. The bin replacement programme will go a long way towards improving environmental standards in all our neighbourhoods.”

Due to the scale and complexity, the Bin Replacement Programme will be undertaken in three phases, with the North West phase starting on Monday, the North East beginning in April 2018 and the South from April 2019.

Phase 1 covers approximately 1,900 tenements and flatted properties.

For more information go to www.glasgow.gov.uk/recycling.