Major changes on the way for bin collection in Milngavie and Bearsden

Pic Michael Gillen 07/07/2009. Camelon. General view of bins in Irving Court.
Pic Michael Gillen 07/07/2009. Camelon. General view of bins in Irving Court.

A SHOCK shake-up is on the way for refuse collection across East Dunbartonshire.

Radical new plans could see general refuse collected every fortnight – not weekly.

Food waste will, however, still be collected weekly – in a new container - a fifth ‘bucket’ for bewildered householders.

That means residents will be asked to separate rubbish into food waste, general waste, paper/card, cans/glass/plastic and garden waste.

Proposals are due to be discussed at a meeting of the full council tonight (Thursday).

The plans could be seen by some residents as an uncomfortable ‘echo’ of controversial fortnightly collections introduced by the LibDem Administration in 2006.

The scheme was scrapped the following year after a huge public backlash that saw the LibDems ousted from power in the council elections.

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