East Dunbartonshire won’t return to fortnightly bin collections

A RETURN to fortnightly bin collections has been ruled out.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie has said she is dead set against a move in this direction and that it will not happen.

Fortnightly collections were introduced by the previous LibDem administration - but were so unpopular they were subsequently scrapped.

There had been speculation they could return, as the authority looked at ways it could shake up its collection regime.

However, it emerged this week that any re-organisation of waste pick-ups will have to be put on hold pending the outcome iof a Scottish Government review in to how local authorities collect rubbish.

Last December, councillors agreed to introduce one collection for dry recyclable waste and another for food and garden materials.

This has been put off in case it clashes with the Government’s consultation findings - meaning that no changes will take place till these are made known.

Councillor Geekie said: “We are not going back to the fortnightly collections we had before, but we might have to collect food waste in a different way, separate from other refuse.

“We will not be able to do anything until the consultation has been done and we expect it to be finished by the end of summer. We will then still have to wait for the Scottish Government to report back.”

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