Residents will receive their new bin collection calendars from the Council this week ahead of the start of four-weekly collections of grey and blue bins.

All households, except some city centre and flatted developments, will have their grey bin (general waste) and blue bin (plastic, cans & cartons) collected every four weeks, instead of fortnightly, from Monday, 20 September.

The changes mean some residents may have different collection days after this date and they are advised to check their calendar when it arrives. New calendars will be available online in advance of the change date.

The change from fortnightly collections aims to reduce waste to landfill by encouraging better recycling, limiting avoidable costs to the Council for landfilling waste, and providing a more efficient bin collection service for residents.

An information leaflet can be downloaded here.

Improve household recycling

Cllr Jim Thomson, convener for the Council’s Environment and Housing Committee said: “We’ve been talking about these changes and the reasoning behind them since last June and I’m sure our residents are now fully equipped with the information they need before they come into place.

“The Recycle 4 Stirling campaign was instrumental in that by explaining the financial and environmental impacts of a fortnightly collection of grey bins, as well as providing helpful information to improve your household recycling.

“The mailing of new calendars is the final step before the changes get underway and I’d encourage everyone to keep their eyes out for a letter from the Council.”

A bold transition

Cllr Danny Gibson, vice convener, added: “We’re now just a few weeks away from the start of four-weekly collections and I’m pleased and proud to see Stirling making such a bold transition with waste collection.

“It’s vital we protect our environment with better recycling and reduce costs to deliver an effective and efficient service for the people who live in Stirling.

“I’m confident the change to four weekly collections of grey and blue bins will achieve those goals and encourage anyone who needs extra capacity to read the letter we’re sending and contact us for support.”

Head to www.stirling.gov.uk/Recycle4Stirling for more information.