Bin collections change in Stirling
Written by centralfmnews on September 20, 2021
Today marks the start of changes to bin collections in Stirling.
Grey and blue bins across the area will now be collected once every four weeks – rather than once a fortnight.
The local authority say the move has been made to ensure people are properly recycling.
But Conservative councillor Neil Benny tells us why he opposes the move:
Cllr Jim Thomson, convener of the Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, said: “Recycle 4 Stirling explains the need for a new collection frequency and gives our residents information to help them recycle their waste.
“Right now, the average grey bin is more than half full with recyclable materials, but it’s currently all going to landfill. Many blue bins are also presented under capacity on the current schedule, while some residents don’t present them at all, so the change to a four-weekly cycle will allow the Council collect more recycling at a more appropriate frequency.
“When you consider that Council also pays £96.70 per tonne of household waste in landfill tax – which in recent years has cost Stirling nearly £2million per annum – the current state of play is both terrible for the environment and incurring substantial avoidable costs.
“It’s time for our residents to break the habit of how they dispose of waste, and moving to a four-weekly collection cycle for grey and blue bins is a major part of that.”