Residents told to sort out new bin regime

Archive image - Will residents take to East Ren's new bin service?
Archive image - Will residents take to East Ren's new bin service?

Residents across East Renfrewshire are expected to start sorting out their recycling in readiness for a new refuse system.

The new four bin collection service being introduced by the council starts on Monday of next week.

In preparation for the new service, most homes have now received two new wheeled bins - a blue one for paper, cardboard and cartons, and a green bin for plastics, glass and cans.

The introduction of these new bins will allow residents to recycle more waste at home than ever before, since the bins have a much greater capacity than the bags and boxes previously provided.

In addition, items such as empty aerosol cans, clean aluminium foil, cardboard boxes, egg boxes and bulky cardboard, and cardboard lined cartons can all now be recycled as well.

Councillor Vincent Waters, convenor for environment, said: “Most residents will now have received their new bins as we get set to roll out the improved service.

“By providing four bins it will vastly increase the amount of household waste which our residents are able to recycle.

“We are committed to making East Renfrewshire cleaner and greener, which this new service will undoubtedly do. It will also save the council money by reducing the amount we pay in landfill tax.

“I’m sure residents are ready to play their part in improving recycling rates throughout the area.”

Whilst the new bins are being rolled out the non-statutory large item collection (bulky uplift) service has been temporarily suspended. It will start again on Wednesday 5 October.

How are you finding the new system? Email: john.macinnes@jpress.co.uk