Gardeners get set for spring

Get set for spring
Get set for spring

East Dunbartonshire Council’s green waste collection team are springing into action, with uplifts starting again from Monday of this week.

Waste calendars, providing residents with the weeks when their different types of waste will be uplifted this year, will be distributed at the end of March, but in the meantime the garden uplifts will begin.

The best way for people to know when their green garden bins should go out is that it will be on the same day as their grey domestic bin collection.

The bins can be used for a wide variety of garden waste, icncluding grass cuttings , hedge trimmings, flowers, plants, bark and leaves and are available throughout the East Dunbartonshire area.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, depute leader of the Council and convenor of neighbourhood services, said: “The green waste collections are starting once again, which is always a nice sign that spring, and hopefully some better weather, is just around the corner.

Councillor Ghai added: “East Dunbartonshire Council has one of the most successful garden waste collection schemes in the country. Last year with the help of residents, we composted 9000 tonnes of garden waste which would previously have gone to landfill. This is clearly good news for the environment. It also saved the council money on landfill tax.”

Residents can put the following garden waste into their green bins: grass cuttings; hedge trimmings; garden weeds; leaves; flowers and plants; bark; sawdust; wood shavings; and branches and twigs.

Items which should not be placed into green waste are plastic bags, plant pots, fencing, food waste, stones or rubble.”

For further information on your waste collection please call 0300 123 4510 or visit

The website also contains information on general recycling, as well as tips for green-fingered gardeners.