EAST Dunbartonshire Council has set a new target of recycling 50 per cent of its waste.
Currently the authority manages to save 41.4 per cent of its waste going to landfill sites.
The news comes after the council reported that hundreds of people in the district had been given expert advice on cutting down on waste during the recent Recycling Week.
Council environmental officers spent 72 hours visiting supermarkets and giving out tips and hints on how to reduce rubbish.
Residents visited the council’s mobile information vehicle for helpful information.
People wanting additional bins for garden waste can contact 0300 123 4510.