All change for refuse and recycling collection dates

Changes to refuse collections
Changes to refuse collections

Residents are being reminded that important changes to waste collections come into effect from the beginning of next week.

From Sunday, January 24, East Dunbartonshire Council will collect waste and recycling seven days a week, rather than just from Monday to Friday.

The local authority’s budget is being reduced further in the coming years and, as a result, all services are being reviewed to see how they can be more efficient and help find the savings needed.

Residents were notified of the forthcoming changes by letter just before Christmas and new calendars are being delivered to households this week - to let them know if their collection days will be affected.

Convener of neighbourhood services, Councillor Ashay Ghai, said: “We were keen to give people as much notice as possible that these changes were coming, which is why we sent out a letter in December.

“The new routes have now been finalised and we are in the process of delivering calendars, which will give your fortnightly collection day for waste and recycling, and your weekly collection day for food waste. You should also be aware that your food waste may now be collected on a different day from your recycling or general waste.

“I want to thank residents for their patience as we introduce these vital, budget-saving changes.”

Information will also be available online at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk

If you have any questions about the new arrangements, after you have received your new calendars, contact the council’s customer services on 0300 123 4510.