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Wheelie good news for residents

Glasgow City Council's £6.5million investment programme to replace all domestic metal bins with larger wheeled bins is underway. 

The council recently agreed its budget for 2017/2018 which included extra funds to replace 50,000 old-fashioned galvanised bins with modern alternatives at tenements, citywide, over the next three years.

Glasgow City Council Leader, Frank McAveety, was at Blochairn Recycling Centre to hear more about the programme. 

He said: "The investment, which includes funding to improve access to properties, will improve performance and help householders maintain back courts and common areas.

"We're ensuring a better waste and recycling collection service for residents by improving the standard and capacity of bins. This investment also ensures residents in flats have the same access to and provision of services as those in other property types."

A full survey of backcourts across the city was carried out by the council's Land and Environmental Services which identified thousands of galvanised bins which are no longer fit for purpose. 

Councillor McAveety continued: "Residents don't want unsightly backcourts and having better bins and increased storage capacity will help people to recycle more and help keep our city's landfill costs down.

"The Scottish Government's Zero Waste Plan sets everyone in Glasgow very challenging targets for how much we need to recycle. 

"We want to encourage more recycling among flatted properties and this investment will help residents to do so."


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