Rubbish switch to save £80k

RESIDENTS in Milngavie and Bearsden now have to drive to Bishopbriggs to dispose of their rubbish and recycle any unwanted items.

East Dunbartonshire Council will save £80,000 per year by ending an arrangement they have had with Glasgow City Council for the past 15 years which allows people to take items to Glasgow’s Dawsholm Waste Transfer and recycling facility at 75 Dalsholm Road, Maryhill.

The facility was well used by Milngavie and Bearsden residents as it is nearer than EDC’s facility at Mavis Valley, Balmuildy Road, Bishopbriggs.

Dawsholm accepted cardboard, rubble, scrap metal, wood, garden waste, TVs and monitors, furniture, electrical goods, textiles and green waste.

Mavis Valley also accepts household and commercial waste, including rubble, TVs, batteries, cardboard, domestic appliances, garden waste etc which is either taken to landfill or recycled. However residents will need to drive about five miles from Bearsden or Milngavie to get there.

The change was introduced after it was agreed on Thursday, February 10 at the special EDC budget meeting.

David Devine, head of neighbourhood services, said: “The previous arrangement had been in place prior to local government reorganisation in 1996. Mavis Valley provides the same range of waste services as Dawsholm and due to its centralised location can be readily accessed by residents from across East Dunbartonshire.”

For more information on these new arrangements or to receive advice on any aspect of waste disposal and recycling please call the council’s customer contact centre on 0300 123 4510 or visit the council website at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk