Argyll and Bute Council develops a better schedule for glass collections in Helensburgh and Lomond

Published Date: 

31 Jan 2017 - 15:53

Argyll and Bute Council is updating the glass bin collection schedule in Helensburgh and Lomond, following on from the introduction of the new refuse and recycling collection service at the end of October.

Councillor Ellen Morton, Policy Lead for Roads and Amenity Services, said:

“This is a case of fine tuning the delivery of the new service. This has been a big change for our communities and we would like to thank people for their patience as we’ve introduced the changes to 47,000 households across the council area, and for working with us to help increase recycling.

“In particular we’ve seen a big increase in food recycling in Helensburgh and Lomond, which is fantastic. By taking advantage of the recycling options available people can save space in their green bin, save money for council services and save money for themselves. By throwing away less food people could save hundreds of pounds each year; money which is better in their pocket than in the bin.

“The more we can work together to recycle the more money we can save. We can then protect the services people have told us are important to them like investing in regeneration projects, educating our young people, improving our road network and supporting vulnerable people.”

Information about the new schedule should arrive through the doors of householders in Helensburgh and Lomond at the end of the week, with the new schedule coming into effect from Monday 6th February.

Further information is available at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/bins

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